This is my first lamp server. I am pretty excited about the results so far, but i ran into some problems. I am running Ubuntu Lamp server 6.0.6 LTS and i followign the directions step by step. http://www.howtoforge.com/perfect_setup_ubuntu_6.06_p2 As you can tell from the image below, I get an error error: 'Host 'server1.(MYDOMAIN).com' is not allowed to connect to this MySQL server' I am assuming for the directions, not meaning sound noobish but we DO replace the mysqlpassword with your own in the command line. Correct? I have registered my domain and have it pointed it my static ip. I use a router which i have my server exposed through the dmz. I can access ssh anywhere. as well as the default apache page... any help will be much appreciatted! BTW Falko your howto is amazingly thorough!