Issue Installing FreePBX - No connection to asterisk (Solved)

Hello. I am new to asterisk and freePBX. I set up a server years ago but it was very basic and used for less than a month. I’m now launching a new company and found myself in need of a VOIP system so I’m back to asterisk. I installed asterisk on my debian VPS, then installed free PBX. At first i was having issues with getting the freePBX installer to find my asterisk server. After creating an aserisk user on debian and changing the run user-group in /etc/default/asterisk the installer worked.

After the FreePBX installation, localhost/ was redirecting to localhost/admin/config.php but was only showing a blank screen. After running fwconsole ma installall the page started working. Despite that, connection to asterisk cannot be established. I also found that when accessing advanced settings in the FreePBX interface I get a border but no settings, just a blank box.

Running fwconsole start works just fine, but when running fwconsole restart I get get UCP Node Server is not running. When running fwconsole restart again I get Core FastAGI Server is not running & UCP Node Server is not running.

After checking logs for freepbx I found this:
[2020-Nov-23 14:42:32] [freepbx.INFO]: Connection attmempt to AMI failed [] []

The UCP error log in asterisk yielded this:

2020-11-23 13:40 +00:00: { [Error: Can’t connect to MySQL server on ‘::1’ (111 “Connection refused”)] code: 2003 }
2020-11-23 13:40 +00:00: There was an error with MySQL Connection

ucp_out.log in asterisk displays this:

2020-11-23 13:40 +00:00: Starting FreePBX…
2020-11-23 13:40 +00:00: { AMPDBUSER: ‘freepbxuser’,
2020-11-23 13:40 +00:00: AMPDBPASS: ‘****’,
2020-11-23 13:40 +00:00: AMPDBHOST: ‘localhost’,
2020-11-23 13:40 +00:00: AMPDBNAME: ‘asterisk’,
2020-11-23 13:40 +00:00: AMPDBENGINE: ‘mysql’,
2020-11-23 13:40 +00:00: datasource: ‘’ }

I am using mariadb, is there a way maybe this user or database does not exist?

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Used a slightly older version of asterisk and it worked. I think this is some weird bug or something. Thank you.

What version of node do you have? Most find 8 or 10 working on debian, older or newer, not so much. (Make sure you also have mongodb working)

Version 10.3. Will try downgrading to both 10 and 8. Will update if this works. Thank you!

No Luck. Tried both version 8 and 10, same issue. I think it has something to do with mariadb logins. Thanks for the reply.

Make sure the password in the gui advanced settings matches one in /etc/asterisk/manager*.conf

As mentioned above for some weird reason my advanced settings tab is not working. I just get a blank box. I can see the reset and save buttons bellow the box but nothing more than that. Very weird situation.

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