I had set up a new database on Daddy and tested my connection through Go-Daddy's phpAdmin.
KickStart shows the in optional error message that Display Errors is On - I have not been able to find a way to turn this off even though I included display_errors = off in the php.ini file in the root directory.
On the Kickstart database details page I have tried several versions such as localhost and the full server address listed in phpAdmin, and also the short and long form db and db user names (taken from the phpAdmin screen). In all cases there are no explicit error message returned when I click on Next, but nothing is written to the database (according to phpAdmin) and there are no superadmin users showing the the dropdown on the next KickStart page.
Kickstart proceeds merrily to completion without reporting any errors. All the files seem to be in place as expected. But no database tables and :
1. The site and admin backend (viewed through GoDaddy's preview URL) both return error messages - firstly a 500 error (until I correct the next point) and then a database connection error.
2. The .htaccess file includes a few lines of IXW PHP version redirect code which when removed gets rid of the 500 error
3. The configuration.php file still includes references to the old database connection values - but even when I change these the same database connection error remains ( not surprising I guess if the database is empty...)
I am at my wit's end at present. I am new to Go-Daddy so may be missing something. Their phone support was not able to get me through this problem.
What might I be missing? Is there a workaround to upload the database directly?