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Connection to MySQ database failed

edited April 2007 in Vanilla 1.0 Help
I have a vanilla forum running I have it hosted on a Linux shared hosting plan with GoDaddy. I wanted to open up the database to remove names. I tried to do this through my hosting Manager Home>Databases>MySQL using which brought up the application phpMyAdmin2.7.0-pl2 Since it didn't respond to my Forum Admin ID and Password, I tried resetting the password. I still couldn't access the database. However, now, although I get a Vanilla Forum login screen when I try to access the forum from the web, any action such as entering my user name and password and then clicking on "Proceed" or Apply for Membership gets a "fatal, non-recoverable error has occured" Error message: The connection to the database failed: Affected Elements MySQL.OpenConnection(); The error occured on or near: Access denied for user: '' (Using pasword: YES) for additional support documentation, visit the Lussumo Documentation website: So, I am pretty sure that by setting a password, I have broken it somehow. I don't want to reinstall and start over because I have users of the forum which hasn't been up long, but it is my highschool class and has been up for about 3 weeks.


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    This is me again (mmunroe). Is it possible that the database supporting Vanilla did not have a password previously? And that allowed the application to use it? I know very little about php so this may be a dumb comment. I am sure that it was my setting a password for MySQL database that "broke" my Vanilla Forum. I am just wondering if it could be that there was not supposed to be any password at all. I tried resetting the password again from within the GoDaddy Hosting Manager to " " but GodDaddy requires a password of at least 7 characters containing a minimum of one each, upper case, lower case and numeral. The odd thing is that I still can't open the database within the GoDaddy Hosting interface so, maybe I am looking for the problem in the wrong direction.
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    if you changed your db password, you have to change it in conf/database.php $Configuration['DATABASE_PASSWORD'] = 'yournewpassword';
    (I am no sure I understand you thought, but your forum user and your db user, the one you use to connect to the db or to phpmyadmin, are 2 different things.)
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