Local Install difficulty
Iâ€™m trying to install WordPress on a local server on my PC to learn it before doing so on a remote server. Iâ€™ve got Apache, MySQL and PHP installed and running, locally.
I set up my WordPress database and created a user.
I created wp-config.php, leaving localhost as my HOST.
From a command prompt, I successfully logged into MySQL as that user.
With my browser, I successfully connected to MySQL using phpMyAdmin, at http://localhost/
But thenâ€¦I try to run the install script and I get:
â€œError 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.â€?
â€¦and I also get a Windows dialog box saying that the program is trying to connect to the Internet at â€œstatic.wordpress.orgâ€?
I tried the â€œtest.phpâ€? script suggested in another threadâ€¦.I only got an â€œInternal Server Errorâ€? messageâ€¦no useful info.
My only idea so far is if thereâ€™s a file directing install.php to the wrong location?