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  • Hi there,

    I followed all of the instructions and still am getting a database error. Im stuck and really want to learn how to set this up. I have MAMP and have gone through all of the steps but to no avail. What is the best way to get help? Im not super tech savy so I need a step by step. Can someone walk me through it on the phone?

    Thank you so much!


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  • have you created a database in phpMyAdmin?

    if you had, then it’s listed on the left panel, if you haven’t then do it in the MySQL localhost -> Create new database field box that appears at the frontpage of phpMyAdmin
    – use a simple name, all lowercase, and fill in the DB_NAME with it
    – all the rest is MAMP default info, unless you changed user/pass in MAMP itself

    define('DB_NAME', 'MAMP-DATABASE');
    define('DB_USER', 'root');
    define('DB_PASSWORD', 'root');
    define('DB_HOST', 'localhost');

    Thank you for the help brasofilo, I did this and now mySQL server won’t start. Any ideas why?

    Thank you again,


    hi Angela,

    when you open MAMP or MAMP PRO there’s the servers status (apache and mysql), you can start/stop them there

    i think normally MAMP activates them at system startup, if not check the preferences and activate this feature

    the instructions i gave you don’t have nothing to do with a non-starting server…

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