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  • I have never worked with MySQL before but
    i got onto my cPanel
    made a user,
    made a database with “All” priveliges checked,
    made the user able to use the database


    except i go to install.php and get this:

    <i>We were able to connect to the database server (which means your username and password is okay) but not able to select the volupt2_blog database.

    * Are you sure it exists?
    * On some systems the name of your database is prefixed with your username, so it would be like username_wordpress. Could that be the problem?</i>

    i’ve checked the database, it’s there, i’ve tried this as just “blog” for the name of the database…. but the server does say the name of the database is volupt2_blog

    i’m stumped…

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  • Did you edit the wp-config-sample.php with the information and rename it to wp-config.php ?

    yeah, as the post shows, it’s got my own database name, username and password in the wp-config.php and has no problems with reading any of those.

    it just can’t find the database i’ve names “volupt2_blog”, which does exist has been created and MySQL says is fine… but as i say, i know nothing about creating a database, perhaps i’m missing something on the MySQL panel…?

    uh nevermind, MySQL wasn’t joining the user to the database, i did it again for safety and whaddaya know now it works… *headsmack* sorry

    I’m having the same problem but recreating the user instance isn’t helping. I even tried to create a new database and that didn’t help either. I can access the database otherwise, via phpMyAdmin, etc, but WP won’t see it.

    Ok I just went to and got a similar error. What’s going on?

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