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EasyPHP, PHPBB, and Me

Discussion in 'Software Development' started by davisshaver, Feb 17, 2003.

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  1. davisshaver

    davisshaver Thread Starter

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    I am using EasyPHP to test my web site locally. I am now trying to set up a PHPBB and test it, but I am getting an error message:

    phpBB : Critical Error

    Could not connect to the database

    These are my Database Configuration settings:
    Database Server Hostname / DSN: "localhost"
    Your Database Name: "root"
    Database Username: "root"
    Database Password: ""
    Prefix for tables in database: "phpbb_"

    EasyPHP's homepage is http://www.easyphp.org/
    Google translates it pretty well from french to english.
    any help or alternatives would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Rockn

    Rockn

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    You website is rather annoying with the banner ad that WILL NOT go away and pops you to another page.

    What is the database you are attempting to connect to with the connection string? Is your database really named "root".
     
  3. davisshaver

    davisshaver Thread Starter

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    No, I do not think so. I am not sure what the name is.
     
  4. Rockn

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    You still didn't answer the question on the database type. Is it an Access, SQL, MySQL or what. If you don't know the name how are you going to edit the connection string??
     
  5. davisshaver

    davisshaver Thread Starter

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    ooo Sorry, MySQL 3.21
     
  6. jakoval

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    I tried easyphp, but found it awkward to work with. Just started playing with phpdev (available from http://www.firepages.com.au/) - seems more polished, with more features and better support system.
     
  7. Marijuano

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    try "mysql" as the database name, or better yet get the database name from easyphp (should be in config.php or something similar). or get phpmyadmin (http://www.phpmyadmin.net/), that'll let you create a new DB or edit current ones.
     
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