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Problem with installing the vanilla forums the second time ( worked fine on first time ).

Greetings , let me introduce my self first. I am a app & game developer. Nice to meet you all , i am planning to open a site where i can sell games, apps , fonts , sounds, graphics.

I want vanilla forums to be integrated in my site that i am working on as well as magneto . I am not really a web developer , but i have basic to medium knowledge.

****The first time i installed it was a success and everything was working fine, but i didn't want to have it on my , so i made a forums folder inside to make it work like ( and put all the files in that and suddenly i was greeted with something went wrong . I couldn't access the dashboard or anything. I tried all the solutions on net , didn't work. Then i removed all the files and all the tables that were made in the database by vanilla and from that point nothing works anymore. I tried to re upload all the files but everytime, i either have a something went wrong or a blankish white page with the setup fields.

***I tried vanilla 2.0 , it worked had that blue page and i was able to go through the setup and i had the dashboard and all and tables were created to in my database but when i click on any tabs like plugin or start a discussion nothing works all blank page or partial pages with small fields. I seriously don't know what i should do to make it work again...

** Currently i am trying PHPBB for an alternative solution , but at the end i really want vanilla forums. So , if someone could help me would be really appreciated.

Your's Sincerely,
Azioo Entertainment.

EDIT : My web host has PHP 7.1 and UTF 8 and mysql ..mariaDB .


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    whu606whu606 I'm not a SuperHero; I just like wearing tights... MVP


    Welcome to the community.

    If you'd asked before you deleted everything...

    When you move your Vanilla install, you need to delete the ini files in the cache folder.

    When you get 'something went wrong' you need to add a line to your config.php file to get the actual error. The info on how to do that has been mentioned on here gazillions of times (no, really, I've been counting) so either do a search for that phrase, or look at the FAQ in the tutorials.

    tbh, I'd start from scratch. It should only take 5 minutes. Delete any database (assuming it only has dummy information) and all folders/files from you forum folder.

    Upload Vanilla 2.3 and follow the install instructions.

    If you got it to work once, it is going to work again.

    Depending on your setup, you may need to edit the htaccess file to reflect where the Vanilla install is.

    Post on here if you have any trouble (except for 'it says something went wrong' - in that case, add the relevant line in config.php and post the actual error.)

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    Problem is my host provider , doesn't allow deleting the database that i have created. They will allow at a later stage.. Can you please help. :))

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    whu606whu606 I'm not a SuperHero; I just like wearing tights... MVP

    The DB isn't the issue.

    Delete and reupload the Vanilla files and use a new DB.

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    Fatal Error in Gdn_Database.Connection();
    An error occurred while attempting to connect to the database
    SQLSTATE[HY000] [2002] php_network_getaddresses: getaddrinfo failed: Name or service not known
    The error occurred on or near: /customers/2/1/3/

    171: if ($Timeout) {

    172: throw new Exception(errorMessage('Timeout while connecting to the database', $this->ClassName, 'Connection', $ex->getMessage()), 504);

    173: }


    175: throw new Exception(errorMessage('An error occurred while attempting to connect to the database', $this->ClassName, 'Connection', $ex->getMessage()), 500);

    176: }


    178: return $PDO;

    179: }


    [/customers/2/1/3/] Gdn_Database->newPDO();

    [/customers/2/1/3/] Gdn_Database->connection();

    [/customers/2/1/3/] Gdn_Database->slave();

    [/customers/2/1/3/] Gdn_Database->query();

    [/customers/2/1/3/] Gdn_SQLDriver->query();

    [/customers/2/1/3/] Gdn_SQLDriver->getWhere();

    [/customers/2/1/3/] Gdn_AuthenticationProviderModel::getWhereStatic();

    [/customers/2/1/3/] Gdn_AuthenticationProviderModel::getDefault();

    [/customers/2/1/3/] PHP::signInUrl();

    [/customers/2/1/3/] Gdn_Theme::link();

    [/customers/2/1/3/^%%12^121^12189BEA%%default.master.tpl.php:37] PHP::smarty_function_signinout_link();

    [/customers/2/1/3/] PHP::include();

    [/customers/2/1/3/] Smarty->fetch();

    [/customers/2/1/3/] Smarty->display();

    [/customers/2/1/3/] Gdn_Smarty->render();

    [/customers/2/1/3/] Gdn_Controller->renderMaster();

    [/customers/2/1/3/] Gdn_Controller->xRender();

    [/customers/2/1/3/] Gdn_Pluggable->__call();

    [/customers/2/1/3/] HomeController->fileNotFound();

    [/customers/2/1/3/] Gdn_Dispatcher->dispatch();

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    If you are a user of this website, you can report this message to a website administrator.

    If you are an administrator of this website, you can get help at the Vanilla Community Forums.
    Additional information for support personnel:

    Application: Vanilla
    Application Version: 2.3
    PHP Version: 7.1.0
    Operating System: Linux
    Server Software: Apache
    User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.3; WOW64; rv:50.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/50.0
    Request Uri: /community/dashboard/setup?
    Controller: Gdn_Database
    Method: Connection

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    Any help would be appreciated. :awesome:

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