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1and1.com install frustrations (6 posts)

  1. upspilot
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi all!

    I'm flummoxed by my sudden inability to install WordPress (3.1.3) on 1and1.com. I get the following message with my latest installation attempt:

    Parse error: syntax error, unexpected ':' in /homepages/23/d175176731/htdocs/rickperryblog/wp-config.php on line 28

    I've double checked my user name, database name, etc, and they're all correct as far as I can see.

    I did note that instead of 'localhost' we must now use 'localhost:/tmp/mysql5.sock'.

    Any ideas why I'm getting this error message? The blog is http://www.rickperrypresident.com.

    Thanks in advance!

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    You have introduced an error in your wp-config.php file.

  3. upspilot
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks, esmi. What kind of error? I did nothing to the file but edit the four fields as I've always done with WordPress installations.

  4. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Then that's where you introduced an error.

  5. Christopher Spires
    Posted 3 years ago #

  6. Star_Gazer
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I had some problems installing on 1and1.com myself, so I created a small tutorial to help others that may have the same situation. Hope it helps.

    Click here

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