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Installation database connection errors

edited August 2010 in Vanilla 2.0 - 2.8
Hello all,
New to Vanilla but not to installing systems that require php mysql.
Having the same issue as another user but cannot get the software to install.

At the installer screen I get this message when trying to install:

SQLSTATE[00000] [1045] Access denied for user: 'motionid@localhost' (Using password: YES)

I think the main issue could be localhost.

My provider gives me the following options:

Local (web applications):
Host: localhost
Socket: /tmp/mysql5.sock

Note: Most PHP applications/scripts will accept the following syntax:
MySQL Host: localhost:/tmp/mysql5.sock

I've tried all combinations with no luck.
I've also searched the forums and found a little info but it seems I am having a different issue than others (mainly it's people entering information incorrectly).

Can someone point me in the right direction?



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    So my hosting service said the software did not recognise the socket so they did the folowing:

    I enabled the remote connections for your user, and changed the Database Host to

    Hope this helps anyone else having issues.
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    I know the host & want to thank you for this. Had the same problem. Kuddos!
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    Hello, i'm on 1and1 server. When i write "localhost:/tmp/mysql5.sock" on input for server host, vanilla return an error. Same as this topic. But can't connect from too.

    Please, help me :)
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