Cannot connect to database!

I am trying to host gibbon on my VPS Debian w MariaDB

Everything is working except that I am getting an error while trying to connect DB. I can log in to mysq on vps with the credentials but it is not working with the installation. I have all my files permission on chmod 777 for installation. (will change after)

So I am assuming it's not a file permission issue. Worpdress installation can connect to database too!


  • Hi shamin, this is interesting. Wordpress uses PHP's mysqli library, whereas Gibbon uses PHP's PDO library. One possibility is that you've not got PDO installed. In Step 1, do you see a green tick against PDO:


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