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Installation Error (7 posts)

  1. mark350
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I recieve the following error message - as seen on this page:


    I use Cpanel, and I went to 'manage Mysql' .. I created a new database and called it 'wordpress'. I then created a username and password... I saved everything.

    In the wp-config.php file, I filled out the following fields as follows:

    define('DB_NAME', 'goog350_wordpress'); // The name of the database
    define('DB_USER', 'mark350'); // Your MySQL username
    define('DB_PASSWORD', '******'); // ...and password
    define('DB_HOST', 'localhost'); //

    When I filled out the form field, I called the database 'wordpress,' however, when saved, the database reads, 'goog350_wordpress' (goog350 is my username for my server account)...

    I tried uploading this file both ways i.e. database name = wordpress, and database name = goog350_wordpress ..... I got the same error message both times.

    Can you please let me know what I'm doing wrong... much appreciated!

  2. moshu
    Posted 8 years ago #

    1. The username is probably
    2. Never ever display your password in a public place!
    3. Did you add the user to the database?
    For cPanel see: http://www.tamba2.org.uk/wordpress/cpanel/
    Special attention to The Really Important Bit!

  3. spencerp
    Posted 8 years ago #

    EDITED* Hahaha..moshu once again lmao!

    Hmm, that's how my host does it to, making of the db name, uses my username for my server account. Do you have the Fantastico in the Cpanel to? If so, maybe try installing WP with that once..

    I'm not sure however about that though, because sometimes people have problems with that even.. But could try it once maybe..

    For username, try this once: goog350_mark350 maybe, I dunno..


  4. resiny
    Posted 8 years ago #

    make sure you added the user to the database

  5. spencerp
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Yes like resiny said, make sure you have that username to that database also..

    That possibly this user: goog350_mark350 was given to that database: goog350_wordpress

    I sometimes sit there and decide which one (username) I want to add to what database....but I just ususally use the same for each unless it's an installation by Fantastico or something.. Cause it's easier to remember for myself..


  6. mark350
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Thanks for the help, all is good to go!

  7. spencerp
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Sweet! [takes a bow along with the others in the thread] Thank you! Thank you! No really, it's no big deal.. [waves to audience] Hahaha..anyways.. Glad to hear it's solved now. =)


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