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Fatal, non-recoverable error...

edited November 2007 in Vanilla 1.0 Help
Hi guys, I seem to be getting a lot of errors when trying to connect to pages at the moment and I'm also seeing a lot of ?>?>?>?>?>?>?>?>?>?>?>?>?> which is doing my head in trying to think how to get rid of it. The message I often get I've copied below and I've already spoken to my hosting company (Streamline) who told me to ' Within your connection script try replacing the hostname from '' and replace it with but I've no idea where they mean when they say within the connection script. Also these ?>?>?>?>?> seem to come up at the top of the error page and annoyingly on the top line when trying to put in a member's name to whisper to. If anyone's any idea on what I can do I'd be extremely grateful! A fatal, non-recoverable error has occurred Technical information (for support personel): Error Message The connection to the database failed: Affected Elements MySQL.OpenConnection(); The error occurred on or near: Unknown MySQL server host '' (2) For additional support documentation, visit the Lussumo Documentation website at:


  • Hi alecglen,

    regarding what they said, has address

    so you might try to change $Configuration['DATABASE_HOST'] = '';
    in /your/path/to/vanilla/conf/database.php to: $Configuration['DATABASE_HOST'] = '';
  • Thanks Klip, I'll give it a try and report back.
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