1&1's support is a bit lacking so I need help here please... because they couldn't help me and as much as I like talking to people in foreign call centres who are stumped.. I'd rather not..
I am with 1&1.
I have created a MYSQL database for phpbb.
I have uploaded phpbb to my web area and unzipped it.
I have begun to install phpbb.
But I cannot proceed past 'set installation data' (Database configuration
Error message is
Could not connect to the database, see error message below.
php_network_getaddresses: getaddrinfo failed: Name or service not known
Database type: MYSQL
Database server hostname or DSN:
DSN stands for Data Source Name and is relevant only for ODBC installs. On PostgreSQL, use localhost to connect to the local server via UNIX domain socket and 127.0.0.1 to connect via TCP. For SQLite, enter the full path to your database file.
Database server port: XXXX
Database username: dbXXXXXXXX
Database password: XXXXXXXX
Database name: XXXXX XX XXXXXX
Prefix for tables in database:
The prefix must start with a letter and must only contain letters, numbers and underscores.
Help me OB1 Kenobe. You are my only hope.
I know this question has been asked many times but those responses didn't make much sense to me either....