Not able to connect to database on Dotster

Database connection “Mysql” is missing, or could not be created.
SQLSTATE[HY000] [2002] Permission denied

I can connect ok on my own localhost, but the dotster hosted site cannot
I don’t think I have access to the php.ini file, but is that even the problem?
I am using an older version of CakePHP due to dotster using PHP 5.5.22

you have to change the app.php in the doster files to match the database configuration they provide (host, user and password, and database)

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