My ports are set at default, PHP is 5.3.5 and Apache is
/applications/MAMP/htdocs. The Apache server is currently running and the MySQL server is not. This has happened before and self-corrected, but this time I've had to uninstall/install twice for it to function properly. Finally, I was able to get through part of the installation process, but here's what happened and what I have posted today.
I am getting conflicting messages from WordPress in an attempt to complete the installation process.
The first is this:
The file 'wp-config.php' already exists. If you need to reset any of the configuration items in this file, please delete it first. You may try installing now. The last sentence is a link that takes me to the second 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
(The username and password are the same in both the wp-config-sample.php file and the wp-config.php file. The localhost was changed to localhost:8888. That's it.)
As a backdrop to what's going on, I am attempting to install WordPress on my local IMAC in order to work with it in DreamWeaver. Through my host I have Word Press installed and it can be found at http://greenwithindy.com/blog/wp-admin/install.php, which is nothing but a generic page that was created by the program, through which I don't understand how to change the look and feel of WordPress.
I am using the same database name, user, username and password on the local installation of WordPress but am unable to get pass the above error messages in order to complete the installation on my local computer.
Please help. This is getting to be very frustrating and I am thinking strongly about looking for another method. I am beginning to think that WordPress is to glitchy.