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    MySQL connection problem

    Hi,

    I am currently installing a PHP/MySQL social networking software called 'Dolphin' (produced by a company call Boonex) onto my server.

    I am getting through the install fine until I come to the database stage where I add in all my MySQL user/pword/dbase details. The software is then supposed to populate the database with tables and data, however I get this message:

    Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock' (2)

    I have tried the support of the company but they are notoriously bad at getting back to clients and also I have tried their forums, to which I have had no replies.

    Any help would be much apprciated!

    Thanks

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    Sounds like there's no MySQL server running at whatever hostname you entered. Perhaps your host doesn't run MySQL on localhost but on but a separate server?


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