Connecting to remote LightSail database but is looking for localhost database

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I am trying to connect to my LightSail database but am hitting this error:

Warning: mysqli_real_connect(): (HY000/1045): Access denied for user ‘dbmasteruser’@‘’ (using password: YES) in /opt/bitnami/wordpress/wp-includes/wp-db.php on line 1653

I have done a test and was able to connect to the database from remote with these credentials. What I don’t understand is why its looking at ‘’ and not at the DB_HOST set in the config which points at the LightSail database endpoint.

Thanks for any suggestions

Hello @llewellynbh,

Thanks for using our WP stack! Your error is a bit strange, could you make sure you added the whole hostname in wp-config.php and used the correct password for DB_PASSWORD? Also, could you try using single quotes ' for your param values instead of the double quotes " before trying again?

Francisco de Paz

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