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Help please on this strange thing

Started by #socialmedialikers#, June 05, 2014, 04:27:18 AM

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I moved my site to new server and after uploading files and DBase, then repair_settings , works well but i  get this message below my site

"Failed to connect to MySQL: Can't connect to MySQL server on 'mysql1101.ixwebhosting.com' (111) ", this server is the old one, what is happening here?  someone help please. But site works perfect.


Hi , Please make sure to change the DB host .


This problem may be caused because you've moved the database .

I think you may need to reinstall SMF by connecting it with your old DB .


@AlaaJ, Thanks so much. How to reinstall SMF without affecting the existing plugins and stuff.


Well , Just upload the install.php file and then run the installation normally .

Note : Upload the install.php file only . and connect it with your old DB


Thanks a bunch. if you say i reinstall the install.php and connect it with your old DB means the new DB where i moved the files to? or the old DB where i moved from?

Drunken Clam

1. Bumping a topic within 24 hours is frowned up. (You bumped in less than 1 hour!)
2. Using a descriptive topic title will get you more help.
3. Search is your friend.

Have you read this:

How do I move my SMF forum to a different host?


to be clear... you do NOT "reinstall"
DO NOT run install.php

follow the wiki instructions that Drunken Clam linked you to.
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Also, make sure you've put yourself as a user of the database, in CPanel...