Newbie hostname confusion mysql access denied

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by shanegriffiths, Aug 15, 2009.

  1. shanegriffiths

    shanegriffiths New Member

    Hi All

    I am a keen web developer that wanted to set up his own local dev server at home.

    I have been following the tutorial on here:

    As you can see i am using fedora 11 but with 32bit i386 version

    At the beginning i was pretty confused as to what my hostname should be. I am on a normal average joe home network with a sky (my ISP) router, DHCP, no domain just everything housed within a windows workgroup (called SGNET).

    I decided to call the hostname "webdev" - i suspect i have gone wrong here lol

    everything seemed fine until i installed mysql and tried to run the following command:

    mysqladmin -h -u root password yourrootsqlpassword

    - i received an error saying: connect to server at 'webdev' failed error: 'access denied for user 'root'@' localhost' (using password: NO)

    I think i am confused with what hostname is needed to put for my type of network. I am running DHCP through the router.

    What i really want is to call my server (which is the name of my website which is hosted with a proper hosting company but i thought i would start small and get everything working internally first before i look at external names.

    If anyone could provide any help it would be much appreciated ! I really want to progress with Linux

    Kindest regards

  2. Franz

    Franz Member

    you nedd -p password option:

    mysql -uuseeranme -ppasswprd
  3. shanegriffiths

    shanegriffiths New Member

    Ahh , thats it ! thank you so much !!

    I don't suppose you have any advice on hostnames ? Mine is called just webdev.

    do you how i would eventually be able to use ? will i need a static external IP / dynDNS ? - would this be configured on my hosting server ? (i.e. 123-reg)

    Any help would be fantastic , thank you
  4. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    If you have a dynamic IP, you can get a hostname from

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