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  • Resolved kevinbast@comcast.net

    (@kevinbastcomcastnet)


    Hi there. As a novice to WordPress, I’m hoping to get some help in intalling.

    I have a 000webhost.com account

    FTP Settings are as follows:

    » Account Information
    Domain personaldestinytv.comli.com
    Username a9788422
    Password * hidden * (show)
    Disk Usage 0 / 1500.0 MB
    Bandwidth 100000 MB (100GB)
    Home Root /home/a9788422
    Server Name server23.000webhost.com
    IP Address 216.108.235.72
    Apache ver. 2.2.10 (Unix)
    PHP version 5.2.*
    MySQL ver. 5.0.51-community
    Activated On 2009-02-11 12:22
    Status Active

    Using FileZilla, successfully linking with the following settings:

    host: 216.108.235.72
    Server type: FTP
    Logontype: Normal
    User: a9788422
    password: same as above

    Took the following steps:

    1. Downloaded WordPress 2.7 to my desktop
    2. Unzipped to file named wordpress
    3. Modified the wp-config.php file with the following:


    // ** MySQL settings – You can get this info from your web host ** //
    /** The name of the database for WordPress */
    define(‘DB_NAME’, ‘a9788422_pdtv’);

    /** MySQL database username */
    define(‘DB_USER’, ‘a9788422_pdtvuse’);

    /** MySQL database password */
    define(‘DB_PASSWORD’, ‘*********’);

    /** MySQL hostname */
    define(‘DB_HOST’, ‘localhost’);

    /** Database Charset to use in creating database tables. */
    define(‘DB_CHARSET’, ‘utf8’);

    /** The Database Collate type. Don’t change this if in doubt. */
    define(‘DB_COLLATE’, ”);

    4. Saved the changes
    5. Started FileZilla
    6. Located the WordPress folder with the modified wp-config.php file in the “LOCAL SITE” area of FileZilla and right clicked, selecting “UPLOAD”
    7. FileZilla took a couple of minutes while the files were transferred, and completed showing a screen with no errors and no files on queue.

    WordPress seems to be properly installed.

    I then take the following action:

    8. Open up Internet Explorer (version 7 running on Vista)
    9. type in http://personaldestinytv.comli.com/wordpress/wp-admin/install.php
    10. And receive the following error:

    Error establishing a database connection. etc etc etc.

    I can’t figure out what I’m doing wrong. I’ve followed a number of instructions and deleted the account and retried multiple times with no luck.

    Funny thing is that I have another wordpress account on the same provider with no problems. Very odd – must be the forest for the trees.

    I would appreciate suggestions for correcting.

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