getaddrinfo failed: Name or service not known - SOLVED


I've recently migrated my hosting from one server to another. I've uploaded the Concete files I backed up, recreated the database, and restored it. However, when attempting to load the site, I get the following:

An unexpected error occurred.
SQLSTATE[HY000] [2002] php_network_getaddresses: getaddrinfo failed: Name or service not known

I'm a bit green dealing with MySQL databases and issues. Does anyone have any ideas on what might have gone wrong and what I might be able to do to fix it? Any insights would be greatly appreciated.

Host is currently Godaddy with a Linux CPanel account. Concrete version is

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ResidentNinja replied on at Permalink Reply
Issue resolved. I missed the step of needing to change the location of the database in the database.php file.

Specifically: FTP into the site, navigate to the site's application/config folder and edit the database.php file. the 'sever' line needed to be changed from the old database's server file to "localhost."

Once I did that, it resolved the issue and the site loaded as expected.