Hey im trying to install my new xmb forum but while it aws installing I got this:

Checking PHP version…OK
Checking Directory Structure…OK
Checking Required Files…OK
Checking Database Files…OK
Checking Database API…OK
Checking Database Connection Security…OK
Checking Database Connection…
Warning: mysql_connect(): Can’t connect to local MySQL server through socket ‘/var/run/mysqld/mysqld.sock’ (2) in /home/.airborne/allegro/forum.allegro-vivo.net/install/index.php on line 997

Database Connection
XMB could not connect to the specified database. The database returned "error 2002: Can’t connect to local MySQL server through socket ‘/var/run/mysqld/mysqld.sock’ (2)

Please help me :slight_smile:

Hi, allegro,
This thread, ‘Need some help with XMB please’ might have the answer you are looking for.
All the best,

didnt help


That particular error means either you did not specify the MySQL database parameters correctly or perhaps it was inaccessible. “can’t connect to local MySQL server” means the mysql driver is looking for the database on the machine hosting your site, but DreamHost has the database on a different machine.

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