Ok, heres what i have, I installed a LAMP server on ubuntu 8.10 server. I installed php and Joomla and got the joomla site up and another php shopping site all working fine on this server. my company paid for a web design person to design a joomla site. I got the site today, uploaded it via webmin, created the mysql database and then went into the mysql tab of webmin, execute sql from file and pointed it to the database provided. and the Jos_ tables etc all load fine. but I am still getting "Database Error: Unable to connect to the database:Could not connect to MySQL" I am attaching the config.php. Could someone look at it and see if i'm missing something?