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i downloaded a joomla template. It requires that I install

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i downloaded a joomla template. It requires that I install Joomla, which requires me to have have a localhost. I used Mamp and did this. I next loaded the install files to the htdocs folder in mamp which seemed to work and unzipped. I began the install process, but when i begin the database config it gives me the following error: Could not connect to the database. Connector returned number: Unable to connect to the Database: Could not connect to MySQL. can you resolve?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Mac
Expert:  Pete replied 4 years ago.

I am Pete, and I'll be happy to assist with your question today.


This error message is usually caused by inputting the incorrect database details. Check that the host name, username and password are all correct, then try again.


1.Open your XAMPP control panel
2.Under MySQL click the admin tab, look for PHPAdmin
3.On the right corner under MySQL check your user name and password
4.Use that user name and password for the installation (user name should be without @localhost)
5.If you dont see a password then leave the password blank


Customer: replied 4 years ago.


This is the message I receive. what now?

MySQL said:

#2002 - No such file or directory
The server is not responding (or the local server's socket is not correctly configured).

Expert:  Pete replied 4 years ago.
Is this the same message as previously, or a different message?
What are you entering as the host name and username?
Are you entering a password?