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Have cpanel, tried to upgrade from mysql 5.0.98 to 5.1.x using easyapache. After that happen my site went down and cpu went sky high with a ton of queries. Using php 4.4.9. Went ahead and downgraded mysql back to original version. Mysql back to old version and I can connect via phpmyadmin via whm but now my php scripts cant connect to mysql. Getting error:

Error establishing mySQL database connection. Correct user/password? Correct hostname? Database server running?

Any ideas?

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The fix was to reset the password with old_password function in mysql:

SET PASSWORD FOR 'mysqlaccount@localhost' = OLD_PASSWORD('somepassword');

Afterwards our scripts could connect to mysql.

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