I've been trying to setup mysql properly, but it isn't working. This won't be locally stored [One VPS, I meant not locally on my own hard drive. It will be on one linode.], so from my own understanding I shouldn't be using 'kai'@'localhost' rather I use @'%' correct? I have tried following guides everywhere I could find, but they don't get it working. I want to setup a database called 'eve' and have a user on it called 'kai'. It's not that I'm unwilling to learn but it's on Linux and I don't have cpanel with my host. I have set up the database, mysql, etc. I've also tried setting up phpmyadmin but it made things more confusing. I took a step back to use ssh mysql commands being I only need one table and user.? So far:
ERROR 1064 (42000): You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near 'grant all privileges on . to 'kai'@'%' with grant option' at line 1
create user 'kai'@'%' identified by password 'mypass';
grant all privileges on . to 'kai'@'%' with grant option;
that's one example
I've tried several different ways including @%, @localhost, etc. i tried going through the mysql guide they have in place, but it didn't help too much. I considered maybe I needed to use @192., etc, but I don't think that'd be secure.
Any pointers would be excellent, I'm sure I'm just skipping something easy and I don't know the proper terminology to google or I would have found it already . This is on Debian 7 64bit, dunno how important that is but everything is updated, etc.
I've been following this: http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.5/...ing-users.html
errors I've been having: 1396, 1064 and a couple of others. I'm essentially wanting to do what someone would normally easily do through cPanel, etc. but in a ssh client. If there's a way to setup something like that to where I would have a gui to work with, that'd be something I wouldn't have a problem trying.
Should I be using localhost? My IP? sdnam.net?
error 1396 create user 'kai'@'%' identified by password 'mypass'; ERROR 1396 (HY000): Operation CREATE USER failed for 'kai'@'%
edit upon completed attempts on the "application"(?) I'm trying to use it with I either have a server error (500) or
access denied for 'kai'@'localhost'
checked the SHOW TABLES, had my user there in the right database, tried running the install and had this returned
Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.00 sec)
Unable to connect to database and my index gives:
 dbconn: mysql_connect: Access denied for user 'kai'@'localhost' (using password: YES)
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