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Database Connection Error on Mediatemple (gs) Grid-Service (UPDATE: I fixed it)
I attempted (many times) to do a fresh install of the latest Magento release (18.104.22.168). I kept getting a “Database Connection Error” no matter what I did. I had a hunch that it could have been a problem with that release.
I wiped all of the 22.214.171.124 files from my web server. I downloaded the previous Magento release (126.96.36.199). Installed it and lo and behold, everything worked fine.
Hope this helps anyone else coming across this problem with Magento on MediaTemple’s (gs) Grid-Service.