WordPress: The Dreaded “Error Establishing Database Connection” message

My site has just been down for more than 24 hours due to a wordpress update, that in its wisdom the plugin developer assumed that the version of MySQL would be an older version, and corrupted the WordPress database that the site uses. I’ve recovered the site from last nights backup, and thankfully there has …
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Ubuntu – Backup Amazon EC2 to S3 (Pre-requisites)

Pre-requisites on the server are Amazon S3 tools, and zip sudo apt-get install s3cmd sudo apt-get install zip unzip You then need to configure the s3cmd to use the Access Code and Secret Key from the IAM within your AWS console. Its recommended that you set up a new user with programmatic access only for …
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