Joomla Intstallation

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#1

While trying to install Joomla, in the part where I have to input database info…

Database Type
Host Name
User Name
Password
Database Name

I enter all the information correctly, but I get this error

Access denied for user ‘seeker’@‘68.251.0.0/55.25.24.0’ to database ‘joomla’ SQL=CREATE DATABASE joomla CHARACTER SET utf8

Iam guess dreamhost doesn’t allow scripts to create new DB…
So how do I install Joomla, manually… I don’t feel comfy with one-click installers.

Also, is it safe to put the main FTP user/pass in the configuration during the installation of Joomla


#2

it also says

An error occurred while trying to create the database joomla.
The User may not have privileges to create a database. The required database may need to be created separately before you can install Joomla!.


#3

From your initial post:

[quote]While trying to install Joomla, in the part where I have to input database info…

Database Type
Host Name
User Name
Password
Database Name

I enter all the information correctly, but I get this error

Access denied for user ‘seeker’@‘68.251.0.0/55.25.24.0’ to database ‘joomla’ SQL=CREATE DATABASE joomla CHARACTER SET utf8

Iam guess dreamhost doesn’t allow scripts to create new DB…
So how do I install Joomla, manually… I don’t feel comfy with one-click installers.[/quote]
Yes you are correct, that DreamHost does not allow you to databases except via the Web Panel->Goodies->Manage MySQL screen(s).

That said, the way you install Joomla!, or another program that needs a MySQL database, is to create the needed database in the web panel before running the installation script and use the information for *that database for the Database Type, , Host Name, User Name, Password, and Database Name fields.

I think it is as safe as using FTP ever is (I prefer SFTP), but it is important to realize that you *do not need to enable the “FTP layer” at all for Joomla! on DreamHost because PHP-CGI running under suexec avoids the permission issues the FTP layer was designed to avoid. I never install the FTP layer at all. :wink:

And from your last post:

[quote]An error occurred while trying to create the database joomla.
The User may not have privileges to create a database. The required database may need to be created separately before you can install Joomla!.[/quote]
Correct - that is precisely the case on DreamHost (see preceding).

–rlparker


#4

Thanks