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  • 36+ Hours of the same problem...help! :( Many others had same issue...

    Step 2) Connect to the database
    Attempting to attach to database
    Error description: mysql_connect() [function.mysql-connect]: Can't connect to MySQL server on 'localhost' (10061) D:\Hosting\4480376\html\Forum\includes\class_core. php on line 311
    The database has failed to connect because you do not have permission to connect to the server. Please confirm the values entered in the 'includes/config.php' file.




    I know about most of the common fix's but they are not working for me. I have checked my database (even created a brand new one and tried), user and password. Everything with that is correct. I placed them to the right of the equal sign. I use GoDaddy.com if that helps anyone.


    Any help from anyone would be greatly appreciated. I have been up for a little over 36 hours trying to fix this problem, and still nothing. I called GoDaddy, they were no help and stated it was the program (vBulletin) problem, not GoDaddy.com...


    Thank You...

  • #2
    Also...

    I did buy the license from here already, so I am not trying a free one, nor anything illegal, just would like to point that out.

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    • #3
      GoDaddy's servers are NOT localhost for MySQL.
      There's a special host (eg: mysql512.secureserver.net) that you need to set as the mysql hostname.

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      • #4
        Sorry for the double post...

        Hmm, so I should not have that. Do you know what I would use or where I would find it?

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        • #5
          I see where it states the server, let me give it a try

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          • #6
            This may help (search "godaddy" in "titles only") Database Configuration for GoDaddy

            Please don't PM or VM me for support - I only help out in the threads.
            vBulletin Manual & vBulletin 4.0 Code Documentation (API)
            Want help modifying your vbulletin forum? Head on over to vbulletin.org
            If I post CSS and you don't know where it goes, throw it into the additional.css template.

            W3Schools <- awesome site for html/css help

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            • #7
              Originally posted by SNN View Post
              GoDaddy's servers are NOT localhost for MySQL.
              There's a special host (eg: mysql512.secureserver.net) that you need to set as the mysql hostname.

              And that is why I really got tired of godaddy, the do things in an unconventional manner.


              Sorry, I've never setup anything but static content on a godaddy account (no databases), I'm sure others with more knowledge will be by soon.

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              • #8
                Thank you for the information! I think it will work

                I am just trying to figure out the URL I put up to get the Bulletin to start up again, I forget it...the one with install/install.php. Anyone remember?

                Sorry, but thanks!

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                • #9
                  It worked!!! I must say, that was amazing! You MUST change the local...this is amazing...I was up for over 36 hours figuring this out, got no where.

                  You are all amazing...thank you

                  Step 13) Install Complete
                  You have now successfully installed vBulletin 3.

                  YOU MUST DELETE THE FOLLOWING FILES BEFORE CONTINUING:
                  install/install.php

                  Woohoo!

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                  • #10
                    Just so I do not mess up anymore, does anyone happen to know where/how I can delete that?!

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                    • #11
                      There will be a subdirectory called "install".
                      /install/install.php is the file that needs deleting.


                      Please don't take this the wrong way, but maybe some sleep would be a good thing?

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                      • #12
                        FYI, please don't start duplicate threads:

                        http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/showt...45#post1744545
                        Steve Machol, former vBulletin Customer Support Manager (and NOT retired!)
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                        • #13
                          Wow...yeah that was pretty complicated, but yes! I figured it out, thank you so much!

                          This is good for people to know because many seem to be having the problem...

                          I know about the double posting, sorry Wont happen again!

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                          • #14
                            38 hrs of database config. angst

                            Same error Step 2) Connect to database
                            I have a premium hosting account with register.com
                            Any database config. secrets for this host?

                            Thanks

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by rollierotors View Post
                              Same error Step 2) Connect to database
                              I have a premium hosting account with register.com
                              Any database config. secrets for this host?

                              Thanks
                              You should post your own thread for help. It's hard to follow several users in one thread all needing a different type of help.

                              Please don't PM or VM me for support - I only help out in the threads.
                              vBulletin Manual & vBulletin 4.0 Code Documentation (API)
                              Want help modifying your vbulletin forum? Head on over to vbulletin.org
                              If I post CSS and you don't know where it goes, throw it into the additional.css template.

                              W3Schools <- awesome site for html/css help

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