I’ve been going around in circles trying to figure out why I can’t connect to my DB.
Error: The provided database host, username, and/or password is invalid, and a connection to the database could not be established. Please enter a valid host, username and password
I have tried using localhost, 127.0.0.1, server name, domain name … nothing will work.
I am positive I am using the correct username, password and DB name.
I used these instructions for installation
Any advice is appreciated.
although that guide seems nice and complete, I don’t know why it tells you to create a DB before the install. I never do that, I let the installer do it.
I also use Ubuntu 16.04 and I’ve posted my own list of “install notes” here:
It’s simple, straight-forward, and works. Note that I use MySQL, not MariaDB. Never had problems connecting to it.
I decided to start over with Mysql and it worked fine… I am having email setup troubles, But that may be better suited on a new thread.