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Offline Adanademir01

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Connection Problems
« on: January 17, 2018, 11:03:55 AM »
Sorry, SMF was unable to connect to the database. This may be caused by the server being busy. Please try again later.


I know this topic has been discussed many times. But I could not. Please help me. İ m using godaddy


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Re: Connection Problems
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2018, 12:11:00 PM »
Please don't pm for support, you'll get better results posting here.

GoDaddy has been migrating accounts to different servers and trashing many forums.  If you haven't changed anything, it's likely this is the cause.  You'll need to confirm your database credentials, especially server address ($db_server in Settings.php).  GD support will probably tell you it's not their problem, ask them to bump you up to higher level support.

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Re: Connection Problems
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2018, 01:52:12 PM »
I wrote another part, but they moved it here.

I changed the php password yesterday. Then I downloaded some UTF-8 files because I was having problems with Turkish characters. I uploaded the file and I am renewed. Now I am facing this problem. Could you please help me?  :-\

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Re: Connection Problems
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2018, 02:29:12 PM »
I wrote another part, but they moved it here.

I changed the php password yesterday. Then I downloaded some UTF-8 files because I was having problems with Turkish characters. I uploaded the file and I am renewed. Now I am facing this problem. Could you please help me?  :-\
I'm sorry to say I am having a bit of trouble trying to understand you.
What did you do exactly when this started, or did it happen unexpectedly when you were not doing anything?
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Re: Connection Problems
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2018, 02:45:37 PM »
Yesterday i changed some files :( now not working... I think I have a backup. How do I load the backup? :-\

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Re: Connection Problems
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2018, 02:47:37 PM »
What is repair_settings.php?
Start by checking your settings. Is your DB info correct?
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Re: Connection Problems
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2018, 02:57:55 PM »
Yes my DOB correct. Only English and computer knowledge is not very good

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Re: Connection Problems
« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2018, 03:01:38 PM »
You say you changed a password, what password and where did you change it?
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Re: Connection Problems
« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2018, 03:52:18 PM »
Yesterday I changed the Mysql database password.

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Re: Connection Problems
« Reply #9 on: January 17, 2018, 04:13:01 PM »
Did you make sure that new database password was also changed in your settings.php?

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Re: Connection Problems
« Reply #10 on: January 17, 2018, 06:26:30 PM »
Yes i changed but still same :(

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Re: Connection Problems
« Reply #11 on: January 17, 2018, 07:02:37 PM »
İ did bro thank you! :)

1- I changed the Godaddy Mysql database password.
2- I downloaded the filezilla and connected the server.
3- I downloaded the Settings.php file and opened it with notepad ++.
4- Godaddy mysql database password '' $ db_passwd = 'HERE! '; i wrote
5- I applied the same process to settings_bak.php.
6 - Filezilla is renewed and my site is active again! Thank you