phpBB issues (db)

I uploaded the phpBB stuff, and filled out all the form at When I hit install, it says "phpBB : Critical Error Could not connect to the database "

I know I have the password right - I’ve tried putting localhost in the DNS, or It didn’t work.

Did you add a MySQL hostname?

You need to connect to that hostname ( or whatever you specified).

It also takes a couple of hours after you create the database for the DNS to be fully updated.

I got that when I first installed PHPBB too, and it was because I’d only just created the MySQL database and it hadn’t had time to take effect yet. Try waiting a little while (an hour or two).

You did create a database, right?