Hi all i did the install but now is asking me if i have : * Are you sure you have the correct username and password? YES * Are you sure that you have typed the correct hostname? YES * Are you sure that the database server is running? NOT SURE

how do i know my local server is running when using /phpmyadmin

i will apprciate any help



  • @JIM are you running your local server on Linux ? Mac ? Windows ? Which tool are you using ? EasyPHP ? Wamp ? A custom LAMP stack ?
    – Artusamak
    Commented Mar 8, 2011 at 20:50
  • Windos Im using wamp server abd reads: 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. when the php has the info that should be calling.. i will appreciate your help
    – JIM
    Commented Mar 8, 2011 at 20:54
  • Have you created a MySQL database and MySQL user for that database, and entered that information into the wp-config.php file? (additionally have you renamed the wp-config-sample.php to wp-config.php ?)..
    – t31os
    Commented Mar 9, 2011 at 13:27
  • Your question isn't clear... what is the situation on the local server, and what is the concern with regards to moving to a production server? I assume you've adjusted the permalinks settings in the dashboard, and have allowed it to write to .htaccess by setting its CHMOD to 777 (temporarily)?
    – Gavin
    Commented Mar 9, 2011 at 17:55
  • Follow these steps: codex.wordpress.org/Moving_WordPress
    – jdp
    Commented Mar 9, 2011 at 18:01

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You don't rename the links with .htaccess when using Wordpress. Simply go to Settings->Permalinks from your dashboard and select the scheme you want. Going by your sample URL, you could put /%postname%/ in the Custom Structure field to get just the post name.

  • HI JohnP i have tried but still does not change i have inserted: /%year%/%monthnum%/%day%/%postname%.htm and does not recognizes the page on my local host only localhost/wordpress/?p=123
    – JIM
    Commented Mar 9, 2011 at 18:29
  • Try selecting month and name from the options without entering anything in the custom field. Also, please not that your permalinks will not change. Only your pretty links. When you move the blog, you need to change the baseurl. This is set in your wp-config.php
    – JohnP
    Commented Mar 9, 2011 at 18:34
  • does'nt work this template has a default for the =idpage? and everytime i update the permalinks it overwrites the .htaccess
    – JIM
    Commented Mar 9, 2011 at 18:57
  • The permalinks overriding .htaccess is the expected behavior. If the template doesn't use the proper markup, you might have to change it. Normally, moving the blog only requires that you update the base url. I've done it before and it works without a hitch
    – JohnP
    Commented Mar 9, 2011 at 19:00
  • the reason i ask , because 1. i'm working on my local host 2.when uploading the files from my local host to overwrite the new template on my website, what's the procedure?
    – JIM
    Commented Mar 9, 2011 at 19:23

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