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    I want to have a wordpress as a sendbox on my desktop (local machine).
    I’ve installed WAMP on my desktop. I’ve created a DB at the Mysql with the name that I want. and at the user I’ve entered root I left the password blanked (with out any character). to create the wp-config.php file there is a screen:
    Database Name: same as in Mysql
    server: localhost
    user: root
    Database Host: localhost
    Table Prefix: wp_

    i press submit and get the error:
    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.
    [try again]
    I did many times. trying to change the DB name, trying with and without user+password.
    Help :-\

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  • I could explain all this but to me, it makes very little sense until you see it in action.

    What you have right now is a database with a user. A very rudimentary database. That database ain’t useful for much more than letting you create a named database in that database and then assign a user for that database.

    If you have a control panel like CPanel with phpMyAdmin it’s pretty simple and makes some sense as you watch it happen…

    Anyway, the WordPress Codex explains the mechanics pretty well. Read the section about creating the ‘database’ and try again. That’s Step Two in the Detailed Instructions.

    Hard to say where it goes wrong. Probably best to reinstall and go over it again with help of

    Log into phpMyAdmin and select database. Then click Privileges and at bottom of screen Add user account. Create new user name with password. Use localhost as hostname. Use these credentials for the WP install. This has worked for me in a similar situation.

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 5 months ago by jazzmot.

    Thanks guys.
    I’ve uninstalled and reinstaaled WAMP. . jut started it all over again
    and all went well

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 5 months ago by .
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