I have attempted to install wordpress on my USB drive
by following the instructions at
but when I click on 'install WordPress',
I get this message (my internet explorer url shows http://localhost/wordpress):
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 localhost.
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.
My WOS window shows:
Apache is running.
MySQL is running
my wp-config.php file shows:
define('DB_NAME', 'wordpress'); // The name of the database
define('DB_USER', ''); // Your MySQL username
define('DB_PASSWORD', ''); // ...and password
define('DB_HOST', 'localhost'); // 99% chance you won't need to change this value
my httpd.conf file shows:
LoadModule rewrite_module modules/mod_rewrite.so
Can anybody give me a clue that might lead to a successful outcome?