Msg#: 4537471 posted 10:24 pm on Jan 19, 2013 (gmt 0)
You will need to edit the wp-config.php file so that the db username and password are relevant to your new db. If you are planning to use the old wp-config.php file you will need to update the path. Be careful not to overwrite one with the other, rename the one you will not be using to keep for a reference if needed.
Are you importing your old db? Did you use a new WP install or just paste all the existing files?
Msg#: 4537471 posted 10:36 pm on Jan 19, 2013 (gmt 0)
Thanks for the response not2easy:
here's what I've done so far: FTP down the wp-contents folder from the existing hosting acct export the mysql db (there is a problem here because this particular wp install has 2 db, none of the 30 other wp sites I've admin-ed or created or managed have 2 db)
open godaddy linux hosting clean install fresh wp FTP up the wp-contents dir import db into phpmyadmin
fails at that point DOH
so.. perusing the old wp-config.php file I see the: define db user define db pwd edit "localhost" to the exact url of the godaddy mysqlserver
all that is as it should be
closer inspection of the wp-config.php and I see these strings:
define('AUTH_KEY' define('SECURE_AUTH_KEY' and so on... I realized that if the db is looking for those specific values.. they aren't gonna be found on the fresh wp-config.php file on the new hosting acct