Install issue..made it to step 2!

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  • Rocksville
    New Member
    • Aug 2008
    • 2
    • 3.7.x

    Install issue..made it to step 2!

    Hello all. I have been using forums for years, but have never tried to start my own and I have verry little knowledge or experience in IT or any programming. I was battling my way through the install until I got hung up on this error...

    Step 2) Connect to the database
    Attempting to attach to database
    Error description: mysql_connect(): Can't connect to MySQL server on '' (111) /home/content/w/o/r/worldbeerforum/html/forums/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'm using Godaddy as the host (maybe thats the problem?) and it gives us the IP but no port. Anyway, I spent a couple hours messing with syntax and trying to figure out the problem. when I change the port in "master DB server name and port" to '111' (because I was under the impression that the #111 after the IP in the above error meant the port #) in the config.php file and refresh, it will try and load a page, but after a minute or so it just stops and leaves me at the step 2 screen with no further info.

    Thoughts? Remember, you're talking to the equivalent of a 2 year old when it comes to programming.
  • Steve Machol
    Former Customer Support Manager
    • Jul 2000
    • 154488

    Try restoring the port to the default (3306). I have never seen a need to change it.
    Steve Machol, former vBulletin Customer Support Manager (and NOT retired!)
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    • Rocksville
      New Member
      • Aug 2008
      • 2
      • 3.7.x

      Thanks for the reply!

      I talked to a friend of mine and apparently I'm even more of an idiot than I thought. I had never set up a DB with my hosting service so I had nowhere to point things to. I'll give it another crack tonight and see if I can make it past step 2.


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