Trying to set up vBulletiin


Im trying to set up a vbulletin forum on my website, but im getting some errors.

Im pretty sure im entering the correct values in the config.php file , but when I run the install i get this error:

Step 2) Connect to the database

Attempting to attach to database

Error description: mysql_connect(): Can’t connect to local MySQL server through socket ‘/var/run/mysqld/mysqld.sock’ (2) /home/.herald/thrike/ on line 279

The database has failed to connect because you do not have permission to connect to the server. Please confirm the values entered in the ‘includes/config.php’ file.

what could be wrong?

can I please confirm that i have entered these in correctly

// ****** DATABASE TYPE ******
// This is the type of the database server on which your vBulletin database will be located.
// Valid options are mysql and mysqli. Try to use mysqli if you are using PHP 5 and MySQL 4.1+
$config[‘Database’][‘dbtype’] = ‘mysql’;

// ****** DATABASE NAME ******
// This is the name of the database where your vBulletin will be located.
// This must be created by your webhost.
$config[‘Database’][‘dbname’] = ‘forums’;

// This is the hostname or IP address and port of the database server.
// If you are unsure of what to put here, leave the default values.
$config[‘MasterServer’][‘servername’] = ‘localhost’;
$config[‘MasterServer’][‘port’] = 3306;

// This is the username and password you use to access MySQL.
// These must be obtained through your webhost.
$config[‘MasterServer’][‘username’] = ‘xxxx’;
$config[‘MasterServer’][‘password’] = ‘xxxxxxx’;

Am i correct in thinking this password and username is the one I get if I click on the “forums” database on the "manage msql databases£ tab


You cannot connect to “localhost”. You will have given the correct hostname when you setup your database in the control panel. It may be something like

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