I had recently posted another thread concerning a connection problem with the database, but because the comments didn't really get me anywhere (thanks for the help though), I decided to start fresh and try to get a different database from my web server.
To start off, the organization I work for uses Primus as their web server, and we have phpMyadmin (v. 188.8.131.52?) included, so while I was looking at the instructions for creating New Users and stuff, I got totally lost. There is no privileges tab or button I see, and I don't know where I could possibly create a new user. The database I'm going to try using wordpress on is in a way, "pre-built"; I didn't create it. It was from a list of "available databases" and I just simply clicked a button with an arrow on it to indicate that it's now installed. I wouldn't know how to put a new database on my account otherwise.