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  • Installation HELP!

    I'm using 1&1 Managed WP Unlimited, in the clickandbuild for this wordpress website ( I've created a forum folder (, I created a fresh MySQL5.5 database, PHP Version 7.0.6, I've tested the SQL settings in a PHP test page and it works but when I go to install VB 5.2.2 I get this.

    Startup Errors
    Due to the following errors, the install/upgrade can not continue:
    • Error description: 2: mysqli_real_connect(): (HY000/2002): Connection refused
    • The database has failed to connect because you do not have permission to connect to the server. Please confirm the values entered in thecore/includes/config.php file.

    I've tried changing $config['MasterServer']['servername'] = 'localhost'; to $config['MasterServer']['servername'] = 'localhost:/tmp/mysql.sock'; (from another post here). I changed the database password to one without any special characters. Still no luck....I'm about to hit the whiskey.....

    Any thoughts?

  • #2
    This is something only your host can resolve...your vBulletin installation doesn't have permission to connect to the MySQL server, as the error suggests.

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    • #3
      SO it turns out that even though php showed as wasn't. I was still unable to install until I copied the entire upload folder as opposed to creating the folder and then moving the contents up.
      Last edited by StephRose; Sun 29 May '16, 2:23pm.


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