Thanks Ipstenu, I have been working on this for days. The reason this finally pulls up the configuration message now is that I just deleted WP from my Public folder and reinstalled it manually according to a video instruction I watched this afternoon. However, when I put in all the information to create the configuration file I get the following message:
Error establishing a database connection
This either means that the username and password information in your wp-config.php file is incorrect or we can't contact the database server at hostgator. This could mean your host's database server is down.
* Are you sure you have the correct username and password?
* Are you sure that you have typed the correct hostname?
* Are you sure that the database server is running?
If you're unsure what these terms mean you should probably contact your host. If you still need help you can always visit the WordPress Support Forums.
I'm using the database name and username and password that I just created so I don't know what else I am doing wrong here to get this set up?