1st off: I'm a total newbie. Please talk to me in your replies like I was a two-year old.
I'm trying to install Joomla. When i get to the database info part, I get a message that it won't connect to the database/MySQL.
Here is the setup:
Database Type Select Type mysql mysqli This is probably MySQL
Host Name This is usually localhost or a host name provided by the hoster
User Name This can be the default MySQL username root or a username provided by the hoster, or one that you have created whilst setting up your database server.
Password For site security using a password for the MySQL account is mandatory. This is the same password used to access your database. This may again be preset by your hoster.
Database Name Some hosts allow only a certain DB name per account. If this is the case use the table prefix option in the following Advanced Parameters section to distinguish more than one Joomla! site.
Should I use "localhost" for the Host Name? If not, how do I find out the Host Name? I"ve emailed this question to support, but have not heard anything in two days.
Should I use "root" for the User Name?
I know the password and Database Name are what I assigned it.