I am trying to install MySQL on a Windows XP Home Machine SP2 and it is not working at all I am getting various error messages....
I also have the latest versions of PHP 5 and Apache installed, they are both working together fine.
I was trying to install MySQL... I can get it installed but I get various error messages
10006 or a 10016 cannot connect to database
a security error number 1045 security settings could not be applied access denied for user 'root'@localhost' (using password:NO)
this makes no sense to me
everytime I try to get this script to work it says cannot connect to MySQL
<head> <title>MySQL Connection Test</title> </head>
$connection=mysql_connect( "localhost", "root", "" )
or die( "Sorry - unable to connect to MySQL" );
echo( "Congratulations - you connected to MySQL" );
the book I have tells me to install the my.cnf file which you cannot do it identifies it as a speed dial or something to that affect. when you use the auto configuration it generates an ini file called my.ini according to other websites other then mysql's it should be my.ini not my.cnf as they tell you on the mysql site....
I am completely lost and confused at this point can anyone help I need to get this working