im running a windows 2003 server and have installed and tested mysql it is running i created a database called wordpress and a user to use it and gave them all rights and permitions. i have php5 also installed and working when i attempt to connect i get a page that says their was an error connecting to the database make sure its configured properly. but as far as i can tell it is. as a test i install mysql on an xp machine and apache and tried to connect to that database and it works fine. can someone please tell me why its not working on the server though.