I did everything as mentioned above.
By the way, I installed in a subdirectory. I ended up uploading the contents of the directory, because uploading the "renamed" directory itself, whether named "muse" or "glitteringstew.com/muse" didn't work.
Since my database name is dhthoma_glitteringstew_muse, how do I set wp to find "muse" rather than wordpress? I think this may be the problem. I added this paragraph after writing all below, but I'll lieave the info there incase something may be useful.
the database info is entered as this
define('DB_NAME', 'dhthoma_glitteringstew_muse'); // The name of the database
define('DB_USER', 'dhthoma_clarinet'); // Your MySQL username
define('DB_PASSWORD', 'mochi484493'); // ...and password
define('DB_HOST', 'localhost'); // 99% chance you won't need to change this value
the values which the database are set to are:
Host Name mysql3.hostexcellence.com (188.8.131.52)
Port number 3306
Database name dhthoma_glitteringstew_muse Click to remove
phpMyAdmin Built in phpMyAdmin control panel
you will need a properly configured dba user to log in (just add user with dba role if you don't have one)
Quota Used 0.0 MB out of 1000 MB Change quota
Database users dhthoma_clarinet Edit user's privileges Change password Click to delete
dhthoma_garnet Edit user's privileges Change password Click to delete
I'm able to login to the database manually with this information.
I tried setting the host name to "mysql3.hostexcellence" but the same error page came up as with "localhost"
The database is working. i chatted with an administrator at HostExcellence.
In the database settings I set all permissions allowed to make sure there wasn't any limitation.
The MySQL version is 4.o.20. PHP version 4.3.4
What else can I try?
Thanks for any help.