How do I troubleshoot configuration settings to know what's right for me?

Hi! I created (and recreated) multiple droplets because somewhere along the line I had issues connecting to my droplet via ssh. Most recently, I followed these steps in creating a new server: 1. 2. 3.

I am currently stuck on the third link, I am unable to connect to mysql despite having tried all the passwords associated with this database. My assumption is that I may not have fully understood how the mysql_secure_installation works from link number 2. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated!

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I hope you’ve already sorted this.

However if you’re still getting any errors, may I ask which is the exact issue so I can try to help and sort this with you?

Regards, Alex