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Old 31 Dec 2005, 04:04
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Complete newbie

Im so glad I found this site,,it has been a tottal headache for a newbie,so far i purchased a
VB lic
registed my domain
purchased my hosting
downloaded vb
now im editing files in config and im lost,how do you find db info to put in etc..im so lost, i have read manuals, where do i retrive info to add to editing:
// ****** DATABASE TYPE ******
// This is the type of the database server on which your vBulletin database will be located.
// Valid options are mysql and mysqli. Try to use mysqli if you are using PHP 5 and MySQL 4.1+
$config['Database']['dbtype'] = 'mysql';

// ****** DATABASE NAME ******
// This is the name of the database where your vBulletin will be located.
// This must be created by your webhost.
$config['Database']['dbname'] = 'forum';

// ****** TABLE PREFIX ******
// Prefix that your vBulletin tables have in the database.
$config['Database']['tableprefix'] = '';

// ****** TECHNICAL EMAIL ADDRESS ******
// If any database errors occur, they will be emailed to the address specified here.
// Leave this blank to not send any emails when there is a database error.
$config['Database']['technicalemail'] = '[email protected]';

etc,,i edit if i can find correct info to put in...apologize if im a pain,,but first board for me in vb

by the way
Happy New Year to You All
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Old 31 Dec 2005, 07:00
Marco van Herwaarden Marco van Herwaarden is offline
 
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You will need to create a new database and user/password with permissions to that database from your server control panel.

If you don't know how to do that, you would need to ask your host for help on that.

After you have created the new database, only set the correct values for dbname, username & password. Leave all other settings how they are, except technicalemail, which you can set to your own email, or another mail you use for running your server.
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Old 31 Dec 2005, 15:30
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marco, after looking thru CP for host,, I found that last night this is still raw to me,,but i like to use my mind,lol,,im looking to make my forum stand out from the rest,,people have told me,,dont use vb you can't do anything(BULLS..) they just dont wanna learn,,& don't know what there talking about so im going to prove to them there wrong,,,,it might take me awhile to learn different themes etc,,,but im determined to do it,,im not computer illiterate,,i just dont know code & vb,,thats why i joined here,,but then when i saw hacking,,,,lol,,i was wondering about it,,,,,,but after reading hack = a code to convert or change ,,lol,,,,,i belong to asta,,,,,anyway the name of my forum is thebestdamnpokerforumperiod.com......so the name alone forces me to have a nice forum,,so im hoping that people here will bare with me and guide me to succed,i appreciate the response,,and im going to try and get things done,but as an admin/mod of other forums its nice to know you can get help,w/o someone putting in a link,and saying read,read,read.
thanks again & Happy New year
ps,this is a quest for me to prove people wrong
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Old 31 Dec 2005, 16:14
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With that attitude, i am sure you will proof them wrong.
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Old 31 Dec 2005, 16:15
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Ok in my data base for host,,it says MySgl8,,do I leave the (8) out in config ?
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Old 31 Dec 2005, 16:26
Marco van Herwaarden Marco van Herwaarden is offline
 
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You will have to use the full name, user & pass for the database.
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Old 31 Dec 2005, 16:27
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at least im not the only new person around here lol

luckily, i've just taken over the forum/website so its already there for me.

however, we're on version 3.0.6 at the moment. and i need to upgrade to 3.5.2!

wish me luck!
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Old 31 Dec 2005, 16:31
Marco van Herwaarden Marco van Herwaarden is offline
 
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@Cork

Have a look here: http://www.vbulletin.com/docs/html/main/create_database

@Puntoboy
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Old 31 Dec 2005, 16:35
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thank you.
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Old 31 Dec 2005, 17:24
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Sweet !!

Thank You

Originally Posted by MarcoH64
@Cork

Have a look here: http://www.vbulletin.com/docs/html/main/create_database

@Puntoboy
Good Luck
ok a lil confused on 2 issues:
1st one : my host gives me this (mysql8.ixwebhosting.com)
in config I seethis(// Valid options are mysql and mysqli. Try to use mysqli if you are using PHP 5 and MySQL 4.1+
$config['Database']['dbtype'] = 'mysql' do i leave the (8) out ?

2nd one I see this :// This must be created by your webhost.
$config['Database']['dbname'] = 'forum';
do i put [email protected] in (dbname) ?

where do i see password,,I do not see that I created a database on my host w/password,,,,,,i read what marcoH gave me,,but im confused,,but one day hopefully i'll be helping others,,,this is some fun stuff glad im old so i have a lil patience left,,,lol

Last edited by Cork; 31 Dec 2005 at 22:15. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
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Old 18 Jan 2006, 04:07
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Originally Posted by MarcoH64
@Cork

Have a look here: http://www.vbulletin.com/docs/html/main/create_database

@Puntoboy
Good Luck

marc can u clear out your pms
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Old 18 Jan 2006, 04:24
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Originally Posted by MarcoH64
With that attitude, i am sure you will proof them wrong.
There was absolutely no proofing of any kind in his post, my friend.

/me couldn't resist
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Old 08 Feb 2006, 03:33
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update

well after allot of trial & error,and tip's,tricks & help,from ALL the great people here,,my forum is up,,,,members like it,,my affiliates like,,,hell I like it,,,So i would just like to say THANK YOU to all of you !!
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