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  1. wilf
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I have spent the last three hours on the 5 min install. I have checked everything again and again, password - hostname, database name etc, and I always get the same result "Error establishing a database connection!" I even created another database and went through the whole process with the same result.
    This is the setting for the install http://www.wilfjames.com/fop/wp-admin/install.php
    My hosting Company has PHP4.1.2 & mySQL3.23.38
    Is there something I am missing that I should be looking at?
    Help please.

  2. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Can you email your host asking for specific details for connecting to mysql ?
    Other things to check:
    - that your 'username' is correctly associated with mysql
    - that there are no spaces before or after any on the info that you have put into wp-config.php
    - that your username has all priviledges.

  3. wilf
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    OK I will. It's late where I am so probably tomorrow before I get anything back. I did of course check the other posts before jumping in. I have also checked (again) that there are no spaces before or after any of the info that I put into wp-config.php.
    Could you give a bit more of an explanation regarding:
    - that your 'username' is correctly associated with mysql
    - that your username has all priviledges
    Thanks for your help.

  4. wilf
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Could you explain what this means Kevin
    2. create username
    3. add username to database??
    Wilf.

  5. Root
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    What user interface have you got there eg phpmysqladmin or what?

  6. wilf
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    This is at the top of the interface when I open the phpMyAdmin:
    Welcome to phpMyAdmin 2.5.5-pl1
    MySQL 4.0.16-standard running on localhost as my55505@localhost
    Here is the wp-config.php:
    <?php
    /** WordPress's config file **/
    /** http://wordpress.org/ **/
    // ** MySQL settings ** //
    define('DB_NAME', 'my55505'); // The name of the database
    define('DB_USER', 'my55505'); // Your MySQL username
    define('DB_PASSWORD', '*****'); // ...and password
    define('DB_HOST', 'localhost'); // 99% chance you won't need to change this value
    // Change the prefix if you want to have multiple blogs in a single database.
    $table_prefix = 'wp_'; // example: 'wp_' or 'b2' or 'mylogin_'
    // Change this to localize WordPress. A corresponding MO file for the
    // chosen language must be installed to wp-includes/languages.
    // For example, install de.mo to wp-includes/languages and set WPLANG to 'de'
    // to enable German language support.
    define ('WPLANG', '');
    /* Stop editing */
    $server = DB_HOST;
    $loginsql = DB_USER;
    $passsql = DB_PASSWORD;
    $base = DB_NAME;
    define('ABSPATH', dirname(__FILE__).'/');
    // Get everything else
    require_once(ABSPATH.'wp-settings.php');
    ?>
    It must be something simple for me to do or change to get wordpress to run - anybody got any ideas?
    Wilf

  7. wilf
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Does no one have any suggestions as to what I might try??

  8. wilf
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I must fall into the 1% who need to change "localhost" to the IP address of my host.
    I slowly worked through the settings changing one thing at a time and eventually the "wp-admin/install.php" did its thing and I was in. From there a very simple setup. And yes it took 5mins!!
    Wilf James.

  9. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I tried this, and it didn't work :(

  10. wilf
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    "I tried this, and it didn't work :("
    I am no expert, but I have found when the likes of WordPress say it's a 5 minute install, that's what it is!!
    However I worked slowly through all the changables until I found the correct combination. Bingo! When I got it right it took just under 5 minutes for the install to happen.
    I am still working on getting the formula for my PHOTOBLOG correct. I am getting there. My first few enteries can be seen here.
    : http://www.focusonparis.com
    Hope you get up and running soon.
    Wilf.

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