Hi, I registered with dreamhost last night but I've been having some problems with the MySQL server. I've submitted a support ticket and tried to be patient (only submitted 10 hours ago before going to bed lol) but I figured I'd see if anyone else has had these problems / managed to fix it themselves if at all possible.
Basically my site is built around Joomla, and I can't even begin to set it up until the database works - so you see where I am with this. I get to the MySQL page in the Joomla setup - enter the hostname, db name, username and password (triple checked all these lots of times) - hit enter.. and I suspect it times out? well I get a 500 internal server error.. and it takes minutes to load the phpmyadmin page..
Is it to do with my MySQL server? is it new / experiencing problems? I see nothing in the status pages or anything.
**Edit: I also tried the php code suggested in a topic below to check the php - loads in seconds.