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  • This is my first time working with WordPress.

    I’ve uploaded all the files and am now getting the page about an error establishing a database connection when i try running the wp-config.php file.

    My blog is at The Miramis domain is hosted by which supports apache, php and mysql. So when these questions pop up:

    * 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?

    how do I find the username and password when I’m being hosted on another persons domain? Do I have to actually install apache or something in my own folder? I’m absolutely confused by where to find a username or password for something I don’t have access to.

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  • No, you don’t have to install apache in your own home directory.
    If you don’t have a mysql user and password, mail the server administrator and ask for it. Without it, this won’t work.

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