I am new to all this PHP and mySQL Stuff. Now, I have a lot of space on a UNIX machine (Solaris 8) which is running Apache and I believe that it also has mySQL because when I type "mysql" on the UNIX prompt, it replies with the message,
ERROR 2002: Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/tmp/mysql.sock' (2)".
I am a university student, and I have space for my webpage and stuff on the UNIX server. I have not been given any details on what is a database or how to create one, and get a username and password. I just have a UNIX prompt on mu computer, and I don't know how to begin (how to create the database). Also, I don't know/cant find out the cPanel stuff, and I don't believe that we have this facility. I am fine with the command prompt. Is there a solution?
Also, I must mention that I downloaded the WordPress files, and ran install.php (opened it with my browser), and it shows me a lot of code.
Can anyone help me? I would greatly appreciate.