Hi people, I’m a complete Virgin to this and found it by google and want to give it a go, as my html skills are poo, and I’m looking to make a photoblog hopefully using wordpress.
I’ve got my domain and hosting.
Now I’ve uploaded everything to my server (I checked these forums to make sure I got them in the right place).
Now in my “site administrator” page I made a “test” MySQL database, as I knew that wordpress needs to use one.
So my wp-config.php file looks like this currently.
// ** MySQL settings ** //
define(‘je-design_co_uk_-_test’, ‘wordpress’); // The name of the database
define(‘********’, ‘username’); // Your MySQL username
define(‘*********’, ‘password’); // …and password
define(‘localhost’, ‘localhost’); // 99% chance you won’t need to change this value
(I’ve got everything else there from the file but didn’t paste it)
Now under the MySQL service its got the name of the database. (as above) and i’ve typed and retyped the username and password in and so they are deffinately correct. But for some reason, when i get to the “…install.php” bit i simply get
“Error establishing database connection”
Now I’ve never delt with MySQL databases before, so I’m pretty sure the problem lurks somewhere here, when i created the database under the MySQL page I didn’t make any tables for it or anything. Should I?
Or can someone else see where my problems lie?
Thanks for any and all help 🙂
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