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Getting SilverStripe up and running on your computer and on your web server.

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Newbie Installation Problems - Database

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Community Member, 2 Posts

6 November 2010 at 12:39pm

Hi I am a newbie.

I tried to upload the silverstripe folder to my server, and then went to the root folder /silverstripe to do the online install.

I came to this screen (please refer to screen shot), and it says that cannot find database server.
I have created a new database in my server, but i do not know how to link it.

How do i move forward from here?

Could anyone please help! Muchly appreciated! THANK YOU.

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Forum Moderator, 5521 Posts

6 November 2010 at 5:07pm

Hi Kevin,

Well looks like you're close! Tried putting simply 'localhost' as the server?

The error message states that you cannot connect to your mysql.sock to localhost:80. Your hosting provider will have more information about how to use MySQL for your server but it could be that MySQL is running on another domain (eg or running on a custom port number ie localhost:3085.

Consult your hosting providers help system for the correct server name to use. If you setup mysql yourself do you have a guide as to what process you followed? MySQL could perhaps be on a special port number.


Community Member, 2 Posts

6 November 2010 at 5:41pm

Thanks for that.

Problem solved, thank you Willr.

i contacted my hosting provider, and received the domain to put in there.

THANKS to you as well.