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Problem installing joomla





DecayClan
I am trying to install jumla 1,5 but i get the error :

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

database type: mysql
localhost
user: the username of the database that i created
pass: the passwrod of the database that i created
name:The name of the database that i created

What am i doing wrong? What is the problem?
RiCtee
I had that problem when I first started installing Joomla (or Mambo). Most likely the information you entered is wrong, or the database isn't created. Also the user and password is the one with your account (the one you use to login DirectAdmin).

Hope it helps!!
silverdown
Check the docs or the site docs to see if any files need a special CHMOD access settings. Some files require access like CHMOD 777 to write settings too.
Vrythramax
RiCtee wrote:
I had that problem when I first started installing Joomla (or Mambo). Most likely the information you entered is wrong, or the database isn't created. Also the user and password is the one with your account (the one you use to login DirectAdmin).

Hope it helps!!


Actually the username and password for any database is not neccesarily the same as your DA (or Control Panel) username and password...it can be whatever you chose it to be. This is also the stem of many problems people have logging into PHP-Admin, they use thier DA (or cPanel) username and password, when they should be using the Database username and password.
mathiaus
The most common problem is incorrect data.

Username: This comprised of 3 parts, your DA username, an underscore and the username created for the database.
eg: mathiaus_databaseUser1

Database: Like the username, same 3 parts but database name
eg: mathiaus_database1

Using just database1 will NOT work.

If you are already doing this correctly, it's something else.
DecayClan
Thanks a lot all, i managed to solve it Razz
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