View Full Version : Can't connect to Database

01-05-2005, 10:04 AM
I am trying to get this going on a different machine. What version of Mysql do I need.

01-05-2005, 08:16 PM
Here's something from the phpdig documentation (http://www.phpdig.net/navigation.php?action=doc#toc4):

PhpDig requires a Web server (Apache is my preference) with Php (module or cgi), and a MySql database server.

The following configurations were tested :
Php/4.1.1, Apache/1.3.20 (Win32), Windows 2000 ;
Php/4.1.2, Apache/1.3.23 (Unix) mod_ssl/2.8.7, Linux kernel 2.4.3 ;
Php/4.3.0, Apache/2.0.44 (Unix) OpenSSL/0.9.6g, Linux kernel 2.4.18;
Php/4.3.1, Apache/2.0.44 (Win32), Windows 2000 .

01-11-2005, 03:01 AM
This the exact same setup that I have been using. I only got this message after trying to upgrade.

01-11-2005, 04:19 AM
What is the exact error message? Try checking that the connect.php file has the correct database information and also see the following link: http://www.phpdig.net/navigation.php?action=doc#toc5

01-12-2005, 02:50 AM
can't connect to database
verify connection datas.

01-12-2005, 12:58 PM
That message appears when you don't enter the correct information in the install page form for your database.

01-13-2005, 01:48 AM
So what information do I need to enter to get it to work?

01-13-2005, 02:21 AM
It is your database information to enter, so I have no idea what you should enter.

01-13-2005, 02:55 AM
host name = localhost
Port = none
sock = none
username = my username
password = my password
phpdig database = phpdig
tables prfix = I left it blank.

Hope this information helps

01-13-2005, 03:18 AM
If you do not use port or sock, then leave port and sock blank, i.e., do not stick the word none in those text fields. If that doesn't work, you'll need to check with your host for the correct information.

01-13-2005, 04:20 AM
I am hosting this from my own machine. I left the sock and port blank and it still gave me the same error message.

01-13-2005, 05:21 AM
The install script cannot mysql_connect(...) to your database, so you need to figure out the correct values to enter in the install form. I cannot tell you the values, as it's your machine.

01-15-2005, 12:25 AM
I think I filled in all the correct info that it needs. Now is giving me an error of
Unable to connect to database : Check the connection script.

What do I need to modify in the connection script in order to go further?

01-15-2005, 05:07 AM
Look at PHPDIG_DB_HOST, PHPDIG_DB_USER, and PHPDIG_DB_PASS in the connect.php file, as at least one of them is wrong.

01-15-2005, 11:59 PM
these are values for connect.php


I think these values are correct, but I am unsure. I think it might have to do with my MYSQL server.

01-16-2005, 12:40 PM
It looks like you have < and > in the constant definitions. See section 3.5 of the documentation (http://www.phpdig.net/navigation.php?action=doc#toc3) for further information.

01-16-2005, 11:17 PM

thanks for your help. I am skipping 1.8.6 and going to 7, which I already installed. 1.8.7 works better. Again thanks for all your help.