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    I'm trying to bring up the installer; I type in my url and I get this error

    Parse error: parse error in C:\Domains\aboutmecfs.org\wwwroot\Forums\includes\config.php on line 31

    That line refers to my database name:

    $config['Database']['dbname'] = 'phforum'

    That is my database name, however: I'm not sure how I went wrong.

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  • #2
    You may need to prefix the database name with the username of your hosting account, for exmaple, you have an account with hostgator.com and your username is 'Cort', the line would look like:

    $config['Database']['dbname'] = 'cort_phforum'

    Your database username would also need to be prefixed with the host account username.
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    • #3
      Looks like you've dropped the semi-colon ( ; ) off the line, or even the previous line that you edited.
      Lats...

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      • #4
        Thanks but still stuck

        I added my user name to the front but alas it didn't work. I checked the semi-colon - yes I had not added it to my question but unfortunately it was there in the config file. Thanks for your suggestions, though.

        I'm checking with my webhost about the correct name.

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        • #5
          I am also having a parsing error. Mine says
          Parse error: parse error, unexpected T_STRING in /vbulletin/upload/includes/config.php on line 60

          I figured out that line 60 is my password which I know is correct.

          Any thoughts? I am a serious novice at all this and am worn out (but rather proud) just getting to this point.

          Thanks in advance.

          gretchen

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          • #6
            A parse error in a php file means an error in syntax has been made, or you're not using a text editor to edit the file.

            Post your config.php file, within code tags, replacing the sensitive bits with x's.
            Lats...

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            • #7
              Hi Lats;
              You're right! I had a funny quote. I fixed and moved onto the next error;


              Attempting to attach to database
              Error description: mysql_connect(): Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/tmp/mysql.sock' (46) /vbulletin/upload/includes/class_core.php on line 311


              I suspect that what I am putting in for the dbname is wrong but I can't figure out how to fix it. I found some tutorials on YouTube that have an underscore in the name of the database but I can't figure out what the name should be. This is really confusing. Any help is appreciated. I am really struggling through this. The techie kid that was helping me has dropped from sight so I am learning by doing.


              gretchen
              Last edited by gretchenricker; Sat 14th Feb '09, 3:15pm. Reason: Figured something out

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              • #8
                A socket error means a server issue - you'll need to contact your host about that.
                Lats...

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                • #9
                  Rats!

                  Thanks
                  g

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                  • #10
                    Talked to SBC and the tech had me make this change;


                    Line 53
                    $config['MasterServer']['servername'] = 'mysql';

                    It worked and I am up and running! Thanks everyone for your help.

                    gretchen

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