My forum can't access to mysql datbase

Greetings :slight_smile: .

When i try to open my webpage ( i get this error:

I’m done nothing with the forum files… And the mysql account works perfectly in php my admin, the config file seems ok too:

// phpBB 3.0.x auto-generated configuration file
// Do not change anything in this file!
$dbms = ‘mysql’;
$dbhost = ‘’;
$dbport = ‘’;
$dbname = ‘arrabona’;
$dbuser = ‘arrabona’;
$dbpasswd = ‘’;
$table_prefix = ‘phpbb_’;
$acm_type = ‘file’;
$load_extensions = ‘’;

@define(‘phpBB_INSTALLED’, true);
// @define(‘DEBUG’, true);
// @define(‘DEBUG_EXTRA’, true);

Any ideas what gone wrong? :neutral_face:


now it´s fixed. we changed

$dbhost = '';to

$dbhost = 'localhost'; and it works.

same problem: PHP can’t connect to MySQL anymore. starts yesterday.
i tried and localhost - no difference.
and PMA installation at phpmyadmin.MYDOMAIN also says

hello Shumaher

you have domains which point to an incorrect IP address - we have changed these starting a week before, you received an email about this, at least in german - please change the IP for the domain to the one mentioned at (address for type A)

Please not that the change of the domain’s IP address may take up to several hours, depending on your domain provider.


I have the exact same problem, but my configuration is already set to localhost.
I can however log onto PHPmyadmin just fine.
Could you please help me fix this as well?

hi dutchharbor

what exactly is your issue?
Please not my previous post about that issue - this thread is old and has surely nothing to do with it.