I am doing a first time LOCAL install on my laptop for development purposes and have done the "famous 5 min install"
However when I try and run install.php I get the following 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 DB_HOST. This could mean your host's database server is down".
I am runnign WAMP and my config file looks like this....
'/** The name of the database for WordPress */
/** MySQL database username */
/** MySQL database password */
/** MySQL hostname */
/** Database Charset to use in creating database tables. */
/** The Database Collate type. Don't change this if in doubt. */
I can see the database oldbellwpres in mysql and have tried localhost:8889 as the connection
I have never set a password on the databse - so assume its null - but can't find where to change that to something else?
Any ideas? specifically
1 - how do I know the database servier is running
2 - how do I chenge the passoerd on the database
3 - the magic words to make it work!!