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Cannot connect to mysql container from wordpress container


(Secomax) #1

Hello,
I’m new to docker.
Just trying to create 2 containers for WordPress and MySQL.
I’ve created MySQL container like this:
$ docker run --name mydb -e MYSQL_ROOT_PASSWORD=123 -e WORDPRESS_DB_USER=root -e WORDPRESS_DB_NAME=wordpress -d mysql

Then I created WordPress container and linked it to MySQL container like this:
$ docker run -d -p 80:80 --name mywordpress --link mydb wordpress

Now When I try to install WordPress, I entered the following values for DB connection:

Database Name:wordpress
Username:root
Password:123
Database Host:mydb
Table Prefix:wp_

It cannot connect to MySQL container. Why?
I logged into the MySQL container and got the hostname and entered it into the hostname field, also doesn’t work.
Any idea why?

Thanks in advance.