Hey guys, so I have a small server on digitalocean and I was using hestia to manage it. I barely touch it. I have a couple of Wordpress sites on it which are just for friends and family and everything was working just fine last I checked a few months ago.
I checked again today, and my Wordpress site was giving me an “error establishing connection to database” error.
So I go to try to login to hestia.
First, I’m on the login screen, I type in my username, then password, and all it does is immediately just bounce me back to the username screen, no error message or anything.
I try over and over, and figure something is screwed. So I restore from a month old backup on digitalocean.
Now, I’m still getting the same “error establishing connection to database” message on the Wordpress sites, however when I try to login to hestia, I’m getting an “invalid username / password” on what I know for sure is the correct username and password.
I searched, and found a thread that said to do v-change-user-password admin password1234 from the commandline. So I tried that and I get the following error:
v-change-user-password admin password1234
/usr/local/hestia/func/main.sh: line 1566: /usr/local/hestia/conf/hestia.conf: Permission denied
Error: user admin doesn’t exist
/usr/local/hestia/func/main.sh: line 102: /usr/local/hestia/log/error.log: Permission denied
Any ideas what I can do? I really want to recover the content from this Wordpress site.