I just had to go eat dinner. ^_^;;
I will continue helping you, thediamondgirl.
Fantastico is an automatic script installation program that some hosts offer to allow their users to install various scripts on their sites. I believe that Fantastico works with WordPress, but I don't know how reliable it is. If you want to try using Fantastico to install WordPress on your site, then you should forget about all the installation and follow the steps that Fantastico gives you, which will probably be just a few questions and clicking a few buttons.
OK, back to finding your username and database name. Jinsan's post is good. Read it. If you don't understand what he's talking about, then you can read what I'm about to write right now.
Login to your cPanel. Now click on the button in the third row, third column of all the image buttons on the right side that has "MySQL Databases" printed under it. You should now see a listing of all your databases. Find the database that you're using to install WordPress. The database name is printed in bold and is next to an orange "Delete", and orange "Check", and a blue "Repair."
Beneath that you will see some underlined text that says "Users in (database)". Below this you will find the username. It's printed in normal letters, and is next to (Priveleges: ALL PRIVELEGES) and an orange "Delete."
The password is simply that password that you entered when you created the username. It has not been altered with prefixes or anything by cPanel, so you can just use it as you entered it.
Now go open your
wp-config-sample.php the way you did before and enter the data in as I instructed you earlier in this thread.
Now to upload your files. I like using FTP clients, but that's just me and because I find web-based file managers a pain, but if you like the web-based stuff, then go ahead and use it.
I use FileZilla to upload files to my server. That link will take you to the Codex's explanation of how to download, setup and connect to your server with FileZilla.
You can also use cPanel's built in file manager to upload your files. To do that, return to the home screen of your cPanel. Click the second button in the second row titled "File Manager" on the right side of the screen. It'll open up a new window. Find the folder where you want to upload your WordPress files. If your server is anything like mine, then you'll probably have to go into another folder called something like
public_html before you can upload the files so they can be viewed by everyone.
If you want to install WordPress to a directory, then enter that directory by clicking on the little yellow folder next to it. If the directory hasn't been created yet, then you can create it with the "Create New Folder" link. Enter a name and press OK and then enter that new directory. You could also just install all the WordPress files in your root, but I think putting it in a directory makes things more organized.
So once you've decided where you want to upload your stuff, click the big arrow next to "Upload file(s)". That brings up a bunch of little boxes for you enter filenames. Click "Browse" by one of them and find a file on your computer to upload. Any one will do. Repeat that step with different files until you've filled up all the boxes. Then click "Upload." This is why I don't like web-based file managers. With FTP, I can upload as many files I want at a time; but with web-based, you're limited to how many boxes they give you.
So once things are uploaded, you need to go to
wp-admin/install.php, which is located in your installation directory, using your web browser. Click the links when it tells you to, and you should be all done.
Sorry for the long post. ^_^;;