Joomla! one click install


#1

Brand new account ( pristine )
1 click install of Joomla!
Have got as far as step 4) database and then get:

“Unable to connect to the database:Could not connect to MySQL”

Anybody have anyidea what to look for?

Thanks.


Dave Blakemore

#2

My guess is that the MySQL host had not yet appeared to DNS. This often happens with one-clicks that create a new database host; the install takes place faster than DNS can be updated.

The fix is really easy … just wait a bit (often less than an hour - sometimes only 10-15 minutes) and try the “finishing” install steps again (don’t re-do the “one-click”, just the emailed instructions).

One easy way to tell if the MySQL database host is “ready to rock” is to just browse to it in a browser. If DNS is updated and it can be reached, you will be presented with an apache authentication screen (and if you enter your db user/pass, you will be able to operate phpMyAdmin on that host).

–rlparker


#3

That was the problem exactly…

Thanks


Dave Blakemore