1 jltitus Sep 10, 2005 23:57
I'm trying to set everything up and I'm getting the following error when I go to http://www.creativewebsights.com/b2evolution/blogs/index.php . I'm an SQL tard and need help....
This is b2evolution version 0.9.0.12.
You cannot use the application before you finish configuration and installation.
Base configuration is not done.
Please use the installer to finish your configuration/installation now.
On most installations, the installer will probably be either here or here... (but I can't be sure since I have no config info available! :P)
3 jltitus Sep 11, 2005 01:16
Yeah, I go and do that and then try and go to blogs and I get an error page. I'm sure it's because I didn't do the first step, (On your server, create or locate a mysql database for b2evolution. (For example, you can call it "b2evolution"). I tried loading phpMyAdmin to make the sql database but couldn't. I need help :)
4 edb Sep 11, 2005 01:18
Did you put your database connection info, baseurl & admin email id into conf/_config.php? In that same file did you change "config_is_done" from 0 to 1? Is your baseurl in that file "www.creativewebsights.com/b2evolution/blogs" without the trailing slash? Those are good places to start. If that stuff doesn't get you going we can try taking a sledgehammer to your installation :>
(Seriously - but first lets see if it'll run the way it's supposed to!)
5 the_engineer Sep 11, 2005 01:26
Yeah, you need a database and user and password for it.
I see you are on a windows server.
Thats where my help ends as I don't do windows :-/
However you should contact your host for database creation.
Are you a Speakeasy Customer?
6 jltitus Sep 11, 2005 01:30
I'm not a Speak Easy customer. I know that my server supports SQL. I suppose I need to contact my administrator to get some sort of coding to make this all work? I'm so tarded when itn comes to SQL. I just want a kick but blog. :lol:
7 edb Sep 11, 2005 01:32
... I'm sure it's because I didn't do the first step, (On your server, create or locate a mysql database for b2evolution ...
Kinda funny: if Fantastico didn't make databases for me I'd still be coding pages one by one in .html format :lol:
Contact your host and tell them what you need: a database user, a password for the database, a database name, and what you should be calling the host. If it helps just send them this little bit and tell them you need to fill in the blanks.
define( 'DB_USER', 'whatever' ); // your MySQL username define( 'DB_PASSWORD', 'something' ); // ...and password define( 'DB_NAME', 'whatever' ); // the name of the database define( 'DB_HOST', 'localhost' ); // mySQL Server (typically 'localhost')
Hope it helps!
8 the_engineer Sep 11, 2005 01:50
I looked at your PHPINFO and it shows that SQLite is installed
I do not know if that works or not with b2evolution.
9 jltitus Sep 11, 2005 01:51
I'll try this and let you know. Thanks for the help so far. :D
10 jltitus Sep 11, 2005 01:53
I just found out that my server admin does not have mySQL but some Microsoft SQL. Will that work or should I go to a different server? If so, anyone got a great suggestion on who to go with.
Any I thought this would be easy...
11 edb Sep 11, 2005 02:50
I don't know if b2evolution lives in Microsloth er um soft SQL very well or not, but quite frankly I'd move to a new host. Cost drives everything, so you'll have to shop around a bit. Sooner or later I reckon you'll be able to find an Apache-driven host that gives you php and MySQL - which is what I know b2evolution works in.
A hosting suggestion? Better to ask in the "Chat Away" forum since picking a host isn't really an installation issue eh? Or google the topic for a while. Personally I *hate* looking through who claims to be a host and who is only reselling space they rent, but that's another issue. I have my fave, but they're not the cheapest kid on the block. Then again I doubt I've had more than an hour of downtime in the past 3-4 years, so to me it's worth a few bucks a month more.
12 graham Sep 12, 2005 17:04
No, b2evo will not work with M$SQL. Move to a different host asap. MySQL is standard for virtually all hosts.
You can see the installer here: