I am having horrible time setting up WordPress on a Windows Server 2003 machine.
I've set up MySQL and created a database called
wordress. Uname called WordPress with pwd WordPress as well. So in wp-config.php file I changed 3 things, db name, uname, pwd all to WordPress. host stays localhost. I opened IIS and new website (pointed directory to my new WordPress directory). Gave it port 8080 because there is already a site running on port 80.
When I go to http://localhost:8080/wp-admin/install.php I get an error saying
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?
I AM able to connect to mysql using same credentials via command prompt.
What could be the error here? I am completley lost.