install error - mysqld.sock

I'm very excited to try out Omeka, and I've been working on installing it on my personal webpage so I can experiment before trying to use it for the historic costume collection at Vassar College.

I've been consulting with my webhosting service to get everything running. My first problem was solved by upgading my php to 5.2.4, which they helped me with. So, I know I'm getting closer, but now when I try to go to my URL to finish the installation, I'm getting the message: "Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/run/mysqld/mysqld.sock' (2)" I saw another post about installing on a Mac which mentioned having to create a link to find the mysql.sock file, but that's not quite the same case as mine, so I'm not sure if that's what I have to do - and if it is, I don't know how to do it.

Any advice? I'm waiting to hear from my hosting provider too, but this seems like it might be more omeka-specific than server-specific, so I figured it couldn't hurt to post here.


An update:

I did hear back from my web hosting provider, and all is resolved! It was in fact an issue with my database configuration in the db.ini file. I did not have the correct host name, but now it's all set, and I'm up and running.