Help with setting up a HL2RP server

I’ve recently been trying to set up a HL2RP server for my friends. I have configured the MySQL file with what I think is the database I created at,

// This is the MySQL configuration file for the OpenAura framework.
// Simply edit the values below and stick to the format of the example.
force mysql_characters_table = characters;
force mysql_players_table = players;
force mysql_username = Hazzer;
force mysql_password = xxxxxxx;
force mysql_database = HL2RP;
force mysql_host =;

However when I load it there is simply a grey screen stuck at “OpenAura is initializing”.

I would appreciate some assistance.

Have the MySQL Tables been setup as well? I’ve had this on a few of my servers before, it’s relatively easy once you know the issue.

No. To be honest, I’m not too sure of what MySQL is and I’m inexperienced in the field of coding, I’ve tried to look for a guide on setting up a HL2RP server from start to finish but have had no luck.

You’re not using a safe password, that’s for sure :v:

On a serious note: You would need someone experienced to set it up for you if you have no clue what you are doing, there is a chance it is broken and you will need to set up/download a new one.

I am not sure, but you should goto Cloud 16 and ask them about the issue, if I had to guess I would assume that there was another option you would have to add for the port as you’re probably not supposed to use the port in the address line.

MySQL is a type of database mostly used on the internet on web servers. Try getting a free database from if you really need one, I have successfully used one for testing purposes before.

Well, I’m willing to pay about £10 if someone were to do it for me.