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"Host not allow to connect to mysql"


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I am running apache, mysql and php in windows environment via xampp package.


i tried to install oscommerce as per instruction and come across this error message when coming to Database Import section. i entered all the details and it gives me this error message:


A test connection made to the database was NOT successful.


The error message returned is:


#HY000Host 'xxxx' is not allowed to connect to this MySQL server


i tried it with different user, it fails, tried it with an existing database, it fails. i have run out of idea on how to continue with the installation. i have given all access permission to the mysql user but it still give the same error message.



what might be the problem i m facing here?

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problem solved!


but new problem occured.


i cant access the admin page.


it shows me this error message.


Fatal error: Cannot re-assign $this in C:\Program Files\xampp\htdocs\OSC\catalog\admin\includes\classes\upload.php on line 31

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you are running php 5 and this issue has been covered many many times in the forums.

It is well documented in the bug reports and the resolve can be found very quickly by a simple search.


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