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Installation error 'I couldn't find a database server'


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30 June 2012 at 11:12am Community Member, 1 Post


I just ran the SS3 install and I'm getting an error saying 'I couldn't find a database server on 'localhost': Access denied for user '****_silverstripe'@'localhost' (using password: YES)'

I'm 100% certain the database exists and all the information is correct I've even made a new database still saying it couldn't find it.

Any ideas?

Optic Blaze

10 July 2012 at 10:00pm Community Member, 162 Posts

Check you SS _config file. What does that say?
It should read something like this:

global $databaseConfig;
$databaseConfig = array(
   "type" => 'MySQLDatabase',
   "server" => 'localhost',
   "username" => 'root',
   "password" => 'yourpassword',
   "database" => 'yourdb',
   "path" => '',

If the info there is wrong, then change it to the correct variables.