Trying to install ISPConfig, but mysql not cooperating

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by sergio.morales, May 8, 2008.

  1. sergio.morales

    sergio.morales New Member

    Hello everyone. I have been following doc (which btw is AWESOME!) on how to configure your own ISPConfig server ( but I've run into an issue. The hostname I'm using has a dash in it (it is and for whatever reason it seems that I can't do the following step correctly:
    1. mysqladmin -u root password yourrootsqlpassword
    2. mysqladmin -h -u root password mypassword

    Part 2 here fails . . . the error is the following:
    [[email protected] ~]# mysqladmin -h -u root password mypassword
    mysqladmin: connect to server at '' failed
    error: 'Host '' is not allowed to connect to this MySQL server'

    What could this be? Please help cause I'm desperate and I've gotten this to work, but the hostname with a dash seems to be killing me!!
    Thanks in advance!
  2. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    Thats no problem, just leave out part 2 and continue with the installation. When you finished everything and IDSPConfig is isnatlled, install the phpmyadmin pacake for ispconfig and check that the root password is set for all "root" user entries in the mysql users database.

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