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    Okay, I am a newbie. I recently purchased VBulletin and am have followed the instructions to upload VB to my domain. I copied over the appropriate folders and the installation guide says to go to the admin folder and find Install.php and execute. I do that and it asks me what program I want to use. My host (valueweb) say that they have PHP 4.2 and the problem is on the vbulletin side. Anyone have a clue what is wrong?

  • #2
    You need to run the install from your browser. You would use a URL something like:

    http://www.yourdomain.com/forums/admin/install.php
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    • #3
      So, if I only have an IP, do I need to wait until the URL goes through?

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      • #4
        No, you can still do the install like this:

        http://xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx/forums/admin/install.php

        ...with xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx being your IP address.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by smachol
          No, you can still do the install like this:

          http://xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx/forums/admin/install.php

          ...with xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx being your IP address.
          This will depend on the configuration of your server however. Mainly whether you have a shared or dedicated IP.
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          • #6
            Even shared servers have an IP address assign to each domain.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by smachol
              Even shared servers have an IP address assign to each domain.
              My host is more like this:

              http://64.21.160.2/ goes to the server information page
              http://64.21.160.2/~filburt1/ and http://www.turtletips.com/ go to my home page
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              • #8
                Ah, you may be right. At any rate the host wold have provided the URL thast he could use. All he needs to do is use that with the forums directory (or whatever he ionstalled the files to) and 'admin'.
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                • #9
                  My wussy little previous host required that a domain name propogated before you could access the account. FTP would work, but HTTP wouldn't because there was no dedicated IP or common URL for your account.

                  But anyway...
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                  • #10
                    When I try to access the site through the IP, the page is now blank, and nothing comes up when I type ip/forums/admin/install. There is no forums folder on my website, I just uploaded it to the main directory. ALso, shouldn't I see something that says SQL somewhere? I don't see that anywhere, but the host is supposed to have it.

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                    • #11
                      if you're uploading to the main folder, it would be something like:

                      for a non-dedicated IP
                      http://123.456.789.012/~whateveryour...in/install.php

                      for a dedicated IP
                      http://123.456.789.012/admin/install.php
                      Webmaster:
                      @forumz

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                      • #12
                        Okay, I changed the words around a bit and got the script to come up. THis is what I got:

                        Attempting to attach to database...


                        Warning: Can't connect to MySQL server on xx.xx.xxx.xxx' (111) in /u183/xxxxxxx/admin/db_mysql.php on line 38

                        Warning: MySQL Connection Failed: Can't connect to MySQL server on 'xx.xx.xxx.xxx' (111) in /u183/xxxxxxxx/admin/db_mysql.php on line 38

                        Warning: mysql_select_db(): supplied argument is not a valid MySQL-Link resource in /u183/xxxxxx/admin/db_mysql.php on line 47

                        The database has failed to connect because you do not have permission to connect to the server. Please go back to the last step and ensure that you have entered all your login details correctly.

                        I made sure that all of this information matches the config file information, what am I doing wrong?

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                        • #13
                          Did you create the database user and database first? Then did you copy config.php.new to config.php and edit it to put in the appropriate variables?
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                          • #14
                            don't I create the database simply by adding SQL on my host options? My host has an SQL option, I checked it and it asked if I wanted to change the password, or keep the one that I had for the site. I kept it the same. That is all I did. I did put in the variables on the config file, but the problem may be that I didn't set up the DB correctly. Where do I start?

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                            • #15
                              Create the database and put the database name in the config.php file

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