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Any assistance with this would be much appreciated


I have been developing a store and on my localhost on my desktop pc, everything is working fine

have uploaded it and change the configuration to my live server, the catalog part works fine however if i try to get into the admin are i get this message


Warning: mysql_connect() [function.mysql-connect]: Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/run/mysqld/mysqld.sock' (2) in /serverstring/catalog/admin/includes/functions/database.php on line 19

Unable to connect to database server!


please ignore the bold part, that is just my server location


i have checked the config and it is correct as i have installed a blank version and it all works fine, but for some reason this occurs just for the admin area


any help would be great

thanks for your time


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if your shop works and admin does not then the first file should contain the correct ones.


Here is a fake set of credentials


define('DB_SERVER', 'localhost');

define('DB_SERVER_USERNAME', 'rqqt');

define('DB_SERVER_PASSWORD', 'dfreHfrdJJ');

define('DB_DATABASE', 'shop1');

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