How to fix Blesta error ‘getaddrinfo failed: No such host is known’

How to fix Blesta error ‘getaddrinfo failed: No such host is known’

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While installing Blesta software in the server, if the installation process do not get completed properly, you may end up seeing an error like this:

An error occurred while attempting to connect to the database
SQLSTATE[HY000] [2002] php_network_getaddresses: getaddrinfo failed: No such host is known.

Today, we’ll see what causes this error in Blesta and how to resolve it and get your Blesta portal working fine.

What causes Blesta error ‘getaddrinfo failed: No such host is known’

Blesta is a database-driven software and the details of this database are updated in the config file during installation. The Blesta config file is located at ‘/config/blesta.php’.

This configuration file would have a format like:

Configure::set("Blesta.database_info", array(
	'driver' => "mysql",
	'host'	=> "localhost",
	//'port' => "8889",
	'database' => "MYDATABASE",
	'user' => "MYUSERNAME",
	'pass' => "MYPASSWORD",
	'persistent' => false,
	'charset_query' => "SET NAMES 'utf8'",
	'options' => array()

Any issue related to the database – from settings to connectivity – can affect the normal functioning of the Blesta software and can end up showing an error.

The major reasons for the error ‘SQLSTATE[HY000] [2002] php_network_getaddresses: getaddrinfo failed: No such host is known’ are:

  1. MySQL server not working fine – If the MySQL server is not working fine in the server, then Blesta would be unable to connect to the database and will give the error. There can be several reasons why MySQL stops working, such as permission issues or disk space errors or abusive processes, and requires expert investigation to ensure the service is working fine.
  2. Blesta unable to connect to MySQL – Blesta has its MySQL database, username and password, using which it connects. If this user privileges are not enough, it can cause connectivity to fail and give errors
  3. Config file of Blesta is not properly updated with the credentials – MySQL uses the details provided in the config file to establish the database connection for Blesta. If any of the database credentials given in the config file are wrong, it can lead to errors.
  4. Permissions issues with the config folder – If the config file does not have adequate permissions for MySQL to access it and retrieve the credentials, it can cause database errors.
  5. Blesta database tables are corrupt or incomplete – If any of the database tables are incomplete or corrupt, yet again, the DB errors would throw up in Blesta.

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How to fix Blesta error ‘getaddrinfo failed: No such host is known’

To resolve the Blesta error ‘getaddrinfo failed: No such host is known’, we perform the following tasks:

  1. Check the Blesta configuration file and confirm that the credentials given in it are correct.
  2. Ensure that the config file has adequate read permissions for MySQL.
  3. Validate the database credentials in the config file and confirm that the connection is being established fine.
  4. In case of database connectivity errors, check for the privileges and grant adequate privileges.
  5. Identify corrupt and incomplete database tables and repair or restore them as required.
  6. If MySQL server is not functioning right, we investigate the reason for the error and fix it based on the issue identified.

Once the MySQL issues are resolved and the configuration details are updated correctly, Blesta would start working fine.

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