How to install SMF?

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  1. luegames

    luegames New Member

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    I have Gzip Output: checked
    Database Sessions: checked
    MySQL server name: localhost
    MySQL username: luegames
    MySQL password: mypassword
    MySQL database name: smf
    MySQL table prefix: smf_

    when I do it like that, it tells me:
    The installer was unable to access the "smf" database. With some hosts, you have to create the database in your administration panel before SMF can use it. Some also add prefixes - like your username - to your database names.
     
  2. Tyler

    Tyler Retired Staff

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    ok so what we know that the prefix is gonna be luegames_smf (remember it is case sensative also)

    Edit: change the database name to luegames_smf also

    if that dont work then keep the prefix smf_ and just change the database name to luegames_smf
     
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    I did luegames_smf for both and I got this:
    The installer was unable to access the "luegames_smf" database. With some hosts, you have to create the database in your administration panel before SMF can use it. Some also add prefixes - like your username - to your database names.
     
  4. Tyler

    Tyler Retired Staff

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    ok keep the prefix smf_ and just change the database name to luegames_smf
     
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    With just database:
    The installer was unable to access the "luegames_smf" database. With some hosts, you have to create the database in your administration panel before SMF can use it. Some also add prefixes - like your username - to your database names.
     
  6. Tyler

    Tyler Retired Staff

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    ok change the prefix to luegames_ instead of smf_ my bad

    when i installed i did not have to make a database, but if nothing works you can try to make a database called smf then all the info for the installation would be the same
     
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    The installer was unable to access the "smf" database. With some hosts, you have to create the database in your administration panel before SMF can use it. Some also add prefixes - like your username - to your database names.

    I had to amke a database
     
  8. Tyler

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    so did it work by making the database, if so thats wierd cause i just installed it without making one he he
     
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    is there somewhere where u need to tick something? maybe i am wrong coz my mind too is abit rusty :confused:
     
  10. sportman3333333

    sportman3333333 Red Sox Won!!!!!!

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    found the problem


    the database name need to be luegames_smf

    I think that solves your problem

    So your imformation needs to be

    MySQL server name: localhost
    MySQL username: luegames
    MySQL password: mypassword
    MySQL database name: luegames_smf
    MySQL table prefix: smf_

    Your mysql imformation can be your ftp username and password

    Sport
     
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    he said he already did that and it still didnt work, huh i wonder what it could be, this is wierd
     
  12. Maurice

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    Hmm, I think the staff should try to install it for him. Since this doesn't work. (Only a suggestion)
     
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