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Installation Error - database name incorrect (3 posts)

  1. Sphyr
    Posted 12 years ago #

    I've been using blogger.com and want to upgrade. I learned html and css last month (well, ok, I think I have html down, and css I can stumble through). I know -0- php, but part of the reason I want to switch is to learn php.
    I have a domain name at http://chasingthewind.net, hosted by GoDaddy.com. I've verified they support php 4.1 or greater and mysql 3.23.23 or greater.
    I click on "databases", "add a database". It asks me for a username (I choose "c_admin") and a password ("123"). After a few minutes, GoDaddy tells me mySQL database is active.
    Host name = mysql7.secureserver.net, username=c_admin, size 0MB. There's an "open manager" button that tells me my database is c_admin, no tables found in database, and gives me an option to create a new table on c_admin (I can select "Name" and "Fields"). I don't know what to put here, I'm assuming WordPress will take care of this during installation.
    In my wp-config.php file, I write:
    // ** MySQL settings ** //
    define('DB_NAME', 'c_admin'); // The name of the database
    define('DB_USER', 'c_admin'); // Your MySQL username
    define('DB_PASSWORD', '123'); // ...and password
    define('DB_HOST', 'localhost'); // 99% chance you won't need to change this value
    When I run the install.php, I get this:
    Error establishing a database connection! This probably means that the connection information in your wp-config.php file is incorrect. Double check it and try again.
    Are you sure you have the correct user/password?
    Are you sure that you have typed the correct hostname?
    Are you sure that the database server is running?
    Am I suppose to do something with that table? Is the hostname the same as the name of the database? I don't know where to go from here.

  2. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 12 years ago #

    That looks like the mysql, but not a database within it.
    If you have phpmyadmin, open that up and check the db name.
    Or contact your hosting co and see what they say.

  3. Sphyr
    Posted 12 years ago #

    After I changed my db_host entry as you suggested, the installation went flawlessly.

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