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I am stuck on step number 4 in the install process.

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Can not connect to local MySQL server through socket '/tmp/mysql.sock(2)

Any thoughts. I am pretty new to this all.

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Hi,

Please check with your web host what mySQL hostname to use to connect to your databases. In most cases it's "localhost", but probably not in your case.


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They told me to use the ip address of my database. I have tried that and now it freezes explorer when I click the install button. Then I eventually get a error saying it can't connect to FTP.
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What did you use as the FTP hostname? Probably 'localhost' will work, but if not you might want to check with the web host again.


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