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Trouble installing Vanilla on Yahoo Webhost!

edited November 2010 in Vanilla 2.0 - 2.8
How can you claim your Vanilla can be installed on any site if it cant go trough normal installation on standard webhost service!

What is this anyway? I've made 1000 installations of various scripts but this one is new even for me:

# The connection parameters you specified failed to open a connection to the database. The database reported the following error: SQLSTATE[HY000] [2005] Unknown MySQL server host '~~Invalid~~' (1)

# You must specify the name of the database in which you want to set up Vanilla.

# Banner Title is required.

Should I add some spaghetti or what?!

I checked your documentation only to discover it is half done. I checked your forum posts only to discover that this same questions from many users are left unanswered but you do charge some 500 bucks for your installation!

And yes I did entered my data correctly!

People from Vanilla you are shutting yourself in your legs with claims of easy installation. This is not good for your reputation or for your forum.

My "two cents" on your easy installation!


  • TimTim Operations Vanilla Staff
    Hi there.

    It seems like somewhere in your service stack, something is rewriting the hostname you're providing to Vanilla's installer. Would be tell me what webhost you're using so I can investigate further?


    Vanilla Forums COO [GitHub, Twitter,]

  • Yahoo webhost. Please don't tell me it sucks. It is not perfect but is extremely safe. I installed many more demanding scripts on it without any complication so please understand my unpleasant astonishment on your installation problem.
  • TimTim Operations Vanilla Staff

    Would you like me to take a look at your site specifically and get Vanilla running? This would help both of us, since if I can find out what is causing your problem, perhaps I can fix it and prevent others from being caught in the same position as you.

    If you agree, please send me a private message here and provide me with login information for your server. I'll get to work on it shortly thereafter.


    Vanilla Forums COO [GitHub, Twitter,]

  • TimTim Operations Vanilla Staff
    I also renamed your thread. I hope you understand.

    Vanilla Forums COO [GitHub, Twitter,]

  • I am not sure you will find anything wrong. I have vanilla forum in root folder named vanilla, a "vanilla" database, and usual database access info that worked 1000 times before. Database is on utf8. The installation should go trough without any problem. The only thing wrong is .htaccess and .gitignore that are not allowed on the server but they serve for Apache url rename.
  • TimTim Operations Vanilla Staff
    My thinking is that you don't have PDO. Can you check that please?

    Vanilla Forums COO [GitHub, Twitter,]

  • What is PDO and how and where can I check that?
  • TimTim Operations Vanilla Staff
    PDO -

    Do you know how to make a phpinfo() file?

    Vanilla Forums COO [GitHub, Twitter,]

  • Oh common guys. Don't do that to me! I have PDO installed. Now what?
  • Hi, it's very old thread, but i've this problem with Yahoo hosting. May be couse is Yahoo hosting uses TCP/IP type of connection to Mysql?

  • What I would like to know is how did the OP get the impression that it can be installed anywhere. I doubt the team would make such a claim, they are not stupid or psychic to make such a claim. Anyway that was in the past.

    grep is your friend.

  • So i should use instead of localhost, but in Yahoo db host is 'mysql'

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