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Unknown MySQL server host 'http' (11001)


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Hello I am having a problem installing oscommerce through xampp. I keep getting the error message


Unknown MySQL server host 'http' (11001)


to explain I can't install it online as my server provider have refused to allow me change the file permissions so I need to install locally


Apache and mySql are working fine,


I did the checks using http://localhost/


oscommerce is installed in the htdoc folder extension http://localhost/catalog/install/install.php


I created a database using phpadmin


I am on the new installation page of oscommerce following the steps in a tutorial I found.


they are filled in as follows

database server: http://localhost/ ( I also tried enter just localhost


Username: user@root

Password: (I did not set one yet)


Database Name:[/b (its the one I created in php admin)


when I click on continue I get the error message "Unknown MySQL server host 'http' (11001)"


This is my first time using xampp I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling it, after two hours searching forums I am completely lost.


would appreciate advise. thanks.

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database server: http://localhost/ ( I also tried enter just localhost

incorrect as should be:




or other dedicated ip address

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