My website with blog had been moved to a new hosting company. Everything worked great. I periodically logged into the blog to update wordpress whenever prompted and all was well.
Months passed, I hadn't connected to the blog (I suck as a blogger, but what I have up I want to remain available), and I got "error connecting to database."
I found the hostname for the blog's database on the web site for the hosting company, so added that to the wp-config.php file (instead of 'localhost'). I had also used their file manager to move the directory holding the blog from the old locatoin to a new then updated w-config.php Now if I try to go to the blog it is prompting me to install wordpress.
Are there . files that I can't see in the host's file manager that need to be moved over? If so, I'll have to figure out command line access.
Are there files that should NOT be there that make it look like it's being installed?
Thanks much in advance!