Newby to WordPress and MYSQL here so be gentle. I help with our church website at fbcpic.org, hosted by Atlantic.net. I am trying to install WordPress for blogging purposes. I went into the Atlantic.net control panel and set up a SQL database called pastorblog. So far so good, it says it's up and running on localhost and I know what the the username and password is. I download WordPress in zip format, unzip it to my hard drive, no problem. I ftp to our server, make a directory under root called pastorblog and upload all the WP files and folders under that directory. I follow all the directions meticulously, rename my wp-config-sample.php to wp-config.php, open it in notepad, carefully enter in the correct DB_NAME, DB_USER, and DB_PASSWORD. (I have checked and re-checked this information numerous times to make sure it is correct).
Now, I try to install WP. I go to in my web browser
and get the following error:
"Error establishing a database connection
This either means that the username and password information in your wp-config.php file is incorrect or we can't contact the database server at localhost. This could mean your host's database server is down.
* Are you sure you have the correct username and password?
* Are you sure that you have typed the correct hostname?
* Are you sure that the database server is running?
If you're unsure what these terms mean you should probably contact your host. If you still need help you can always visit the WordPress Support Forums."
I have tried sending a support ticket to atlantic.net and they were absolutely no help. Any thoughts, anyone?