I created a page titled company. But the permalink turned it into /company-2/, trying to change it to just /company/ doesn’t work. The website just has 8 pages and none is called company (don’t know if company as page title is used in the past?).
What can i do and what is the cause? Where should i look? Not afraid to use phpmyadmin 😉
Check the slugs of the other pages – chances are /company/ is being used for one of those. You could also go to /company/ on your site and see if anything pulls up.
As mentioned in a comment, make sure to check the trash as well. You may have deleted a page with that name, but if it is still in the trash you can not reuse the name.