Joomla database configuration


never mind, I figured it out.

I have not yet transferred the domain name I will be using, because the site is currently still in use.

I used one click installation to install Joomla.

Now, when trying to set up the mysql database at http://www.<temp_site>, I get the message “Error: Could not connect to the database. Connector returned number: Could not connect to MySQL server.”

Am I getting this message because I’m trying to set up Joomla using dreamhost’s temporarily-assigned site?


You need to add the proper database credentials to your Joomla configuration file. It looks like Joomla cannot find your MySQL host, which is located here:


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