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[Resolved] If using GoDaddy & having issues, read this!

  • If you have GoDaddy for hosting and are getting the following error when “Testing Connection”, than read on:
    Can’t connect to local MySQL server through socket ‘/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock’ (2)

    You can not use “localhost” in the “Host” section.

    Steps to find your host on GoDaddy:

    • 1. Log in to GoDaddy Account
    • 2. Launch WebHosting
    • 3. Scroll down to “Databases” section and click on “MySQL”
    • 4. You will see a list of Databases on your site. If you don’t have one, click “Add” to make a new one.
    • 5. click on the Database you will be using
    • 6. a window pops up. You will see your “Hostname” towards the bottom. It should look something like this:


    • 7. THAT is what you need to put into the “Host” section of the Deploy section of the plugin in order to get a “SUCCESSFUL” connection to your database.



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  • Plugin Author Cory Lamle


    Hey Josh,

    Thanks for posting your solution!

    just used it and it worked thanks!

    Excellent piece of info, saved my bacon! Thank you for posting.

    Plugin Author Cory Lamle


    Hey Chris,

    The developer version also has an improved interface for seeing your connection status… The very latest version (0.5.0) can be found by following these instructions:

    -> Browse to http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/duplicator/developers/
    -> Look for the section “Other Versions”
    -> Click on “Development Version” and download the zip plugin file
    -> Uninstall your current version and install this one
    -> Note: This is a development line version so please test in your sandbox first to make sure you have no issues…


    Almost but not quite – Godaddy’s new Cpanel control systems doesn’t seem to have the option to at step 5 to click on the database to see the host name. I’m trying to find somewhere else that lists the real host name. Their “www.previewmywebsitenow.com” doesn’t help, either!

    Plugin Author Cory Lamle


    Hey Prenwan,

    I don’t have a GD account so I’m not sure, but I’m sure if you contacted the GD support they would be able to help…


    hey prnewman,

    I ran into the same issue with the new GD cPanel. You can still get the hostname in the phpMyAdmin.
    I was able to get the ‘hostname’ by going into the database. you can run the following in the SQL:

    SHOW VARIABLES WHERE Variable_name = ‘hostname’

    Hope this helps you aswell!

    Plugin Author Cory Lamle


    Thanks for the update @kstrassman.

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