Hello, I am posting as a last resort - no one i could find had this exact problem. Thanks to anyone who helps!
I want to install WP on a subdomain: blog.myname.org
I created the db, user, pwd; and confirmed via phpmyadmin that they exist and work.
the "wp-config.php" file is correct as far as user details... but:
the /wp-admin/install.php script says: Error establishing a database connection.
I suspect that the db's address is NOT localhost since i'm calling it from the subdomain? Here's where i'm lost and no googling has found answers.
The host is a reseller package on Rackspace, using Plesk 7. Why won't localhost work? I seem to be falling into the 1% of times when localhost does not work as a value in the WP script... help?!