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    Joomla Setup

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    Just having a problem setting up Joomla on the lancsngfl servers. I have transfered all the joomla files to the server and the webmaster has setup Mysql for me and i have access to the database. When using the joomla web installer i get to step 4 and cannot proceed without the error

    "Unable to connect to the database:Could not connect to MySQL"

    Any suggestions or help from people who have setup joomla hosted by lancs would be greatly appreciated

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    Sounds to me as if the database username and password are wrong

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    The username and password are correct as i can log into mysql with the same username and password

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    Quote Originally Posted by sarchs View Post
    "Unable to connect to the database:Could not connect to MySQL"
    Have you got the right MySQL name?

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    Under hostname i have put 'localhost'
    under username i have put 'mysqlusername'
    under password i have put 'mysqlpassword'
    under databasename i have put 'mysqldatabasename'

    Do these seem correct?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sarchs View Post
    Under hostname i have put 'localhost'
    under username i have put 'mysqlusername'
    under password i have put 'mysqlpassword'
    under databasename i have put 'mysqldatabasename'

    Do these seem correct?
    I don't know anything about the lancsngfl webserver but you might want to check that the hostname is localhost. I know with my hosting the hostname isn't localhost.

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    on my install its down 127.0.0.1 (which i know is local host) but you could try inputting the ip instead of localhost. worth a try.

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    I have tried lots of different hostnames and checked with the webmaster.

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    Sorry - just found this

    Hostname needs to be 127.0.0.1 not localhost

    regards

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    What version of Joomla are you trying to install and I'll do one of the same just to make sure intalls have not been borked by recent webserver changes

    (I;m still getting occasional errors with mine so things are still not right somewhere )

    regards

    Simon

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    Thanks for that Kris and Simon. It worked as soon as i put in the loopback address.

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