Yesterday I tried installing WP 3.4 on an AT&T hosting server, but kept getting a "can't connect to database error." During the third call to AT&T to troubleshoot the problem, AT&T discovered an error on their end. The DB server hostname
localhost should have worked but didn't because of their error.
I got an email from AT&T this morning that they had fixed it, so I went to the install page again but got this message, with a Log In button following:
"You appear to have already installed WordPress. To reinstall please clear your old database tables first."
However, since I personally never was able to complete the installation process, I never had a chance to enter a WP user name or password. Therefore, I cannot retrieve my password, since there is nothing to retrieve and no username associated with this site in the first place.
I am a designer, not a database expert, and I've never used phpMyAdmin. I saw another recent post in this forum saying that he followed WP instructions for restoring and for optimizing the database, and it didn't help (and possibly made things worse!), so I am leery of doing it that way.
Plus, "clearing" the database doesn't sound the same as "restoring" or "optimizing." Maybe it's a different process?
Any help would be appreciated. I am under deadline.