Need Help with OctoberCMS Installation Error


I am facing an issue while trying to install OctoberCMS on my local development environment using XAMPP. I keep getting an error message stating: “Error establishing a database connection.” :upside_down_face:

I have followed the installation steps carefully and confirmed that my database credentials are correct. I have checked Installation - October CMS - 3.x msbi guide but still need help .

I am not able to proceed past this point. Could someone please provide guidance on how to resolve this database connection error?

Thank you for your assistance! :slightly_smiling_face:

Thank you

So, your MySQL server is running and the port is also correct?

Last time I needed to use it with XAMPP I had to replace “localhost” with the IP provided by XAMPP. In general, XAMPP is full of small issues in my experience and I gave up using it. I would recommend to switch to something else when possible.