NEWBIE – Error establishing a database connection
Hi all I am new to this so please bare with me if I sound confused and have no idea on what I’m doing!
So I am trying create my own website using wordpress. After chatting to my host they then told me I would have to install wordpress myself and linked me to http://codex.wordpress.org/Installing_WordPress
I downloaded latest version of wordpress the other day (3.4.2 im assuming), My platform is OSX 10.5.8 and I have installed MAMP (old version from a while ago version MySQL 5.0.19 and phpMyAdmin 2.7.0-pl2) Its telling me that its all up and running on my computer.
I am working through dreamweaver CS3.
So as far as i’m concerned I have been following the installation instructions as my wp-config.php file has all the relevent info from the database and user that I created in phpmyadmin.
I get to the last hurdle and get this message
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 localhost. This could mean your host’s database server is down.
Are you sure you have the correct username and password?
Are you sure that you have typed the correct hostname?
Are you sure that the database server is running?
If you’re unsure what these terms mean you should probably contact your host. If you still need help you can always visit the WordPress Support Forums.
I am confused all all the info seems to be right.
Is there something I need to do in dreamweaver to link mySQL to my host??? there are no instructions to do this in the codex instructions. And I have no idea what I am doing! I am trying to understand all this though 🙂 Any help for me would be greatly appreciated.
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