I'm having issues trying to install a wordpress blog on debian squeeze with wordpress 3.3.2.
Making sure virtual hosts works with apache2
I would like the blog to be at "blog.hostname.edu" with the files hosted at /some/path that is NFS mounted. So I first made sure that virtual hosts would work with apache, added a line to etc/hosts and put a dummy index.php there. That works. I should mention that root does NOT have write access to this folder /some/path.
I created a database following instructions here. http://codex.wordpress.org/Installing_WordPress#Using_the_MySQL_Client.
I tested the database using the testconnection.php file here
I then added a configuation file to /etc/apache2/conf.d using the example given in /usr/share/doc/wordpress/examples. I linked the wordpress installation to my folder at /some/path. I threw out the old wp-config.php and used the wp-config-sample.php to create one tailored to my database info. But I keep getting a "error connecting to database" at the end. Anything I've missed?