Vbulletin no longer connects to mysql

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  • DDolphins
    New Member
    • Sep 2006
    • 10
    • 3.6.x

    Vbulletin no longer connects to mysql

    Yesterday I tried adding a new domain to my VPS (not related to vbulletin) when I couldn't do this I asked support from my provider to do it. Turns out for some reason they couldn't do it either. The VPS wouldn't accept it for whatever reason.

    However due to something that happened during that time all my sites that use MySQL including vbulletin no longer can connect. MySQL is still active and it's still accessible with phpmyadmin and such but vbulletin just can't connect. Over the course of 12 hours I have gotten error e-mails from vbulletin (approx 800 now) all with different url's and unfortunately no way to turn them off because I can't connect to vbulletin

    Anyways here's an example message from vbulletin

    Database error in vBulletin :

    mysql_connect() [<a href='function.mysql-connect'>function.mysql-connect</a>]: Client does not support authentication protocol requested by server; consider upgrading MySQL client
    /pathtovbulletin/includes/class_core.php on line 311

    MySQL Error :
    Error Number :
    Request Date : Monday, July 14th 2008 @ 10:23:52 AM
    Error Date : Monday, July 14th 2008 @ 10:23:52 AM
    Script : http://www.mydomainname.com/admincp/index.php
    Referrer :
    IP Address :
    Username :
    Classname : vb_database
    MySQL Version :
    Now up to yesterday night everything was fine then this error started. Does anyone know why or how I can fix it?

    Thank you,
  • Steve Machol
    Former Customer Support Manager
    • Jul 2000
    • 154488

    You or your host will need to recompile PHP with full MySQL support.
    Steve Machol, former vBulletin Customer Support Manager (and NOT retired!)
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