I know there have been many similar questions, but as far as I can tell, most of the other people have gotten further than I have...
I'm trying to get a WAMP setup happening.
I've got PHP and Apache running and talking to each other. PHP is in c:\PHP Apache is in it's default program files folder. mySQL is in it's default install location. I have localhost setup at D:\public_html\
I'm able to navigate to localhost and see html and php files.
But I have a simple mySQL test file:
<?php // hostname or ip of server (for local testing, localhost should work) $dbServer='localhost'; // username and password to log onto db server $dbUser='root'; $dbPass=''; // name of database $dbName='test'; $link = mysql_connect("$dbServer", "$dbUser", "$dbPass") or die("Could not connect"); print "Connected successfully<br>"; mysql_select_db("$dbName") or die("Could not select database"); print "Database selected successfully<br>"; // close connection mysql_close($link); ?>
When I try and open this, I get "could not connect"
Now, I haven't even created a database yet, because I can't log into mySQL with phpmyadmin-so I think I've done something wrong in my mySQL install because they aren't talking to each other.
I guess my main question is how do I first create a database in mySQL to be sure I have even installed it correctly?