Looking to do a blog and was impressed by WordPress’ features in addition to the “five minute installation.” Had to know that was too good to be true, but I suppose it could have been harder. 😉
I use Speakeasy as my DSL and web hosting provider. I got them to provision MySQL and even the subdomain I needed, but when I try to run the installer I get the aggravating “error establishing database connection.”
I did determine that the MySQL databases at Speakeasy are not hosted via “localhost” but changing it to the proper reference didn’t help. I’m at a loss, and Speakeasy, while helpful, can’t be expected to debug it beyond what we’ve tried already (though the ticket is still open, they may yet come up with something).
They also gave me a specific port number, just in case, so I also tried that:
Where “x” is a placeholder for the real info.
I tried a search of the support areas for Speakeast-specific info, but the two I found were far more advanced subjects, stuff I haven’t even gotten to. 😉
I didn’t see anything in the install instructions mentioning any special procedures to installing WordPress in a directory (www.quosig.com/blog/ or blog.quosig.com), but maybe I missed something?
Is there anything I need to have Speakeasy do that might fall outside normal security measures? Is there something I can do manually? I don’t seem to have these “cpanel” things mentioned, so I may have to relay requests via support, so details are everything.
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