First off, an apology for a problem that might lie in my lack of insight into the exact basics needed to get wordpress up and running.
I followed the steps in th cPanel section to create a database and a user name in MySQL. I don't have cPanel but used the tools provided by my hosting service, http://www.successfulhosting.com to do the same.
I use Filezilla as ftp.
I am unsure of how to find the cause of the error message:
error establishing a database connection.
I double checked database name and user name and changed my password.
Advice would be appreciated.
My hosting service does have phpMyAdmin installed but that appears to be out of my current realm of comprehension.
I realize that there I am not providing much info to go on but thought some more general advice/ scenarios might get me looking in the right direction.
My main goal is just to add a blog to my website. This is the first time I have tried to do so. It's not feeling within reach even i will admit. I will continue to hack away at it nonetheless. Success would be a great thing, i will admit.