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Database Help

Discussion in 'Wordpress' started by keithjfuller, Aug 13, 2010.

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  1. Let me start off by saying that I have never even touched MySQL before today. I knew it existed - and I had a faint idea that it was something to do with a database - that's it.

    I bought easyphpcalendar, and i'm trying to set it up. i noticed that i had to create a database? so i went to the database tab in the setup manager and saw stuff about MySQL. I said, i know i have that in my hosting cPanel. So i went in and created a database and assigned it a user and password.

    the problem is, i have no idea what to call it in the setup manager - i tried every combination of the words i saw in my cPanel, but nothing worked. the database i created is called y2keefus_acalendar, but when i put that in i get this:

    There was an error connecting to the mySQL database.

    The error was reported as:

    Unknown MySQL server host 'y2keefus_acalendar' (1)

    what do i do? i searched the forum for answers, but everyone seems to be much more advanced with this, so their questions were never really this basic. I also looked through the documentation, but i'm an idiot i guess.

    basically, i need to know what to put (or how to find out what to put) in the "database host" & "database name" section.

    i have hostgator as a host if that means anything.

    -YOU CAN ERASE THIS - I FIGURED IT OUT!!! i'm not as dumb as i thought (pretty close though)
    Last edited: Aug 13, 2010
  2. ve9gra

    ve9gra Support Team

    Just posting here in case someone else comes across this.

    99.9% of the time, the database host will be "localhost". Database name is what you see in your cPanel.
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