June 22, 2016 in Classic self-hosted technical help
I have recently moved my forum to a dedicated server from a shared provider. Everything is going well when it comes to moving all my contents, however, i get an error after i have imported my database.
I have attached a picture with error that i am getting.
I also made sure that the mysql version i installed on the dedicated machine was newer than the one i was coming from.
Any insight on this is greatly appreciated.
That error can be caused by incorrect database credentials.
When moving to a new server, the database name, user, and password will (almost always) change, and you'd need to put the corrected values into the conf_global.php file.
That's odd. I make sure the credentials are correct. In the conf_global.php, do i need to do anything with the sql socket path?
You shouldn't have to change that value unless it's incorrect, but that's something your new Host would need to verify.
If all else fails, please feel free to file a ticket to Support.
Thing is, I am moving from a shared host provider to a dedicated one that i will ultimately manage. I have installed MySql on the machine. What's normally the default value for that line?
That value really doesn't have a "default", since it's Operating System dependent, but this is the most common one I've seen (and which I use on my own server):
I'd also suggest downloading the compatibility checker, here:
to make sure all the requirements are met.
You may need to enable Mysqli on your Xampp installation
Edit php.ini file and add inside:
Then restart xampp and see
I will try both solutions and get back.
Thank you for response,
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