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  • I tried with many methods but I am never suceeeful to install Wem?ordPress I get is one :
    We’re having a little trouble selecting the proper database for WordPress.
    Are you sure it exists?
    Your database name is currently specified as optimind. Is this correct?
    On some systems the name of your database is prefixed with your username, so it would be like username_wordpress. Could that be the problem?
    what is the “database host” ?
    THanks for any help

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  • database host is usually “localhost” (99%)
    it’s possible that your DB names contain your username
    e.g. I have a jerryhung account, therefore all my MySQL DB are jerryhung_wordpress (when I entered the DB name of “wordpress”)
    best way is to go into phpMyAdmin (if you have it) to see if the DB/tables are there

    A quick mail to the teh support at your web hosts should fix the problem. You can ask them for the values of the parameters that the wp-config file asks you for.
    My install for one, does not have “localhost” and I had to write the support guys a mail to find out the values.
    Hope you get it up and running 🙂

    This is exactly my problem… i tried installing via install.php but alas no worky hehe then in wp-config.php itself it says the databse name should be wordpress – so I make a database called wordpress which is then called funky_wordpress by my server…
    When I go to tey install.php i get this:-
    “Error establishing a database connection! This probably means that the connection information in youn wp-config.php file is incorrect. Double check it and try again.
    Are you sure you have the correct user/password?
    Are you sure that you have typed the correct hostname?
    Are you sure that the database server is running?”
    Now I know my database username and password are correct – server localhost is right because i have it working on other databases…
    Is there some place in wordpress we can change the database name its looking for from ‘wordpress’ to funky_wordpress for example?
    I hope this makes sense…
    Blogger in need

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