CiviCRM 5.9.1 WordPress 5.0.3 PHP 7.2
Upgraded after migration between servers from 4.7.29 w/o issue. When I went inside the CiviCRM it asked me to redo everything like a new install. I went to the MySQL tables and all of my data is there; however, it is not "read" by the CiviCRM. I even added the :3306 to localhost in the civicrm.settings.php and am simply stumped. I have verified that the database info in the DSN section is identical to the database itself. I am running on Business Cloud so I have access to cPanel, phpMyadmin, and terminal. There are NO entries in the error log file. Server runs LightSpeed; however, I have added comments addressing it for WordFence.
The two images show that there are Contacts in the DB (along with everything else) and that the CiviCRM instance does not find anything other than what I filled out. I have also taken a screenshot of the civicrm.settings.php to show that it is set to access my database and one of the database settings itself.
ANY help is GREATLY appreciated as I have tried for over a week to set up an account with Mattermost and it still will not send me an email link.