Topic: Setup DB Connection Error
I get the following error messages when trying to connect to the db:
mysqli_connect(): (HY000/1045): Access denied for user 'root'@'localhost' (using password: YES) in file: /var/www/html/includes/db/connect_db_mysqli.inc at line 206
mysqli_select_db() expects parameter 1 to be mysqli, boolean given in file: /var/www/html/includes/db/connect_db_mysqli.inc at line 208
mysqli_query() expects parameter 1 to be mysqli, boolean given in file: /var/www/html/includes/db/connect_db_mysqli.inc at line 213
Cannot connect to database. User or password is invalid or you have no permittions to create database.
I have read every thread I have found, but nothing seems to address this issue. One post suggested issues with PHP7, so I added a modification to revert back to PHP5.6. This did not make any difference. I've also read threads suggesting changes to the connect_db_mysqli.inc file, but my file already seems to include the proposed changes.
I've had no problem accessing MySQL via SSH, so I know it's running. Am I missing something obvious? Oh, and I'm using Ubuntu 16.04
Hoping for a solution...