Unable to connect to database
I have fixed all installation issues, but after i enter my correct mysql login details and server, i get a "Unable to connect to database." error message.
I know the details are correct because i downloaded MySql WorkBench and i was able to connect through it with the same details.
I have a few questions:
Is it possible that i can connect through WorkBench but no through php?
Is there a place where i can find a more detailed error message?
Also if i surf to concrete5 without "index.php" i get all kinds of installation errors, but if i add "index.php" then my system passes every installation test.
I am using IIS 7.5.
Any other suggestions?
First i created a dbtest.php file and placed it next to the index.php file so i can get more information of what is going wrong.
This is the code i used in the file:
So then i saw that i couldn't connect to mysql. I tried reconfiguring mysql but i ended up breaking it because of Plesk - If you have plesk installed you should not try to reconfigure your mysql db!
Now i had 2 options - call my hosting provider and ask for a format of my server, or install a parallel version of mysql myself.
So i ended up doing the second option and just installed another version of mysql on my server.
Now i just had to create a new empty schema for plesk, and then the installation worked! :)
I would suggest you first try creating the dbtest.php file and tell us what error you are getting.
I'm also pretty sure they just do Linux / Apache boxes-- haven't heard anything about IIS, which is what the original poster is using. I mention this because an IIS install often presents different problems than a vanilla LAMP setup.