Newbie here and trying to install the simpleinvoices application (http://simpleinvoices.org). I’ve had partial success with following the developers’ instructions, but I’m missing something and cannot connect to the site with my browser. I think it’s an incorrect database name, host name, target URL or application directory location, but can’t figure out what’s wrong. I hope you can help.
On the DH side, I’ve set up a new MySQL database ‘MyDB’ with user ‘abc’. Database is currently empty (no tables). The installation process creates tables but I’m not at that stage yet.
I’ve installed the simpleinvoices application in /home/myuserid/simpleinvoices ie at the same level as my Web site (/home/myuserid/mydomain), that is, my home level. All the files and subdirectories appear to be there.
Simpleinvoices installation instructions (http://www.simpleinvoices.org/install) require the following to specified in a .ini file:
database.params.username = abc
database.params.password = ‘abc_password’ (single quotes required)
database.params.dbname = MyDB
database.params.port = 3306 (also required)
I should now be able to connect to http://localhost/simpleinvoices. “localhost” doesn’t work, so what should I use instead of localhost in this URL? I’ve tried mydomain/simpleinvoices (it gets confused with my Wordpress site); mysql.mydomain.dreamhosters.com but this takes me to MySQL admin; mydomain.dreamhosters.com (clutching at straws) …
I really don’t know what URL I should be using given the current installation configuration. Does anything in the above configuration seem wrong or inconsistent?