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    Joomla on Fasthosts

    Hi all

    Anyone managed to get Joomla installed on fastshosts - the problem comes during setup when i try to connect to the sql server - i put in the server name etc as per the mysql db i created but it says cant connect - even if i use ms sql or the ip;s i still get cannont connect.?

    Any ideas please.

    Thanks

    James

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    fasthosts.... shivers

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    You're hosting it on Fasthosts. Nuff' said.

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    Unfortunatly i dont have a choice about that!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesreedersmith View Post
    Unfortunatly i dont have a choice about that!!


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    Just to confirm, you do have the correct username for the database and the relevant permissions?

    Found this:

    To elaborate on the mySQL stuff:

    * I had to use the IP address of the mySQL server, not the hostname.
    * I couldn't get Joomla to accept a user name, so I ended up creating a separate DB and giving Joomla the name of the owner. This worked, but obviously isn't ideal. Here is where my inexperience shows, because it must be possible to alter the privileges of a "normal" user.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edu-IT View Post
    Just to confirm, you do have the correct username for the database and the relevant permissions?

    Found this:

    To elaborate on the mySQL stuff:

    * I had to use the IP address of the mySQL server, not the hostname.
    * I couldn't get Joomla to accept a user name, so I ended up creating a separate DB and giving Joomla the name of the owner. This worked, but obviously isn't ideal. Here is where my inexperience shows, because it must be possible to alter the privileges of a "normal" user.


    Will try that tomorrow

    THanks

    Anyone else got any hints/tips etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesreedersmith View Post
    Will try that tomorrow

    THanks

    Anyone else got any hints/tips etc.
    Don't use FH?

    Try it, let us know how you get on, and we can work from there. Could also contact FH and see what they suggest? You can't be the first to have issues.

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    If your database and website are hosted on different physical servers, you definitely need to use the server IP with a username and password for the database. When you created the database it should give you all this information so you can copy/paste into the configuration file as required.

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    Installed countless sites on Joomla and never any issues with FH - They've been a very good provider for me for many years.

    What issues are you having? I've installed a Joomla this evening on a new server and have just used the IP (213.x.x.x normally) and with the username and passsword I'd already created.

    Make sure your DB and username are unique.

    If you have a Linux package with them you can have a number of MySql DB's for free so may be worth creating another to test properly.

    Feel free to drop me a PM if you'd like some guidance steps - Have literally just finished my latest install with FastHosts.

    All the best

    Michael



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