Every time I install XAMPP in Windows (to use as a testing server on my machine as localhost) and follow the documentation to create a password for the root user, I get the following error message:
Welcome to phpMyAdmin 188.8.131.52
phpMyAdmin tried to connect to the MySQL server, and the server rejected the connection. You should check the host, username and password in config.inc.php and make sure that they correspond to the information given by the administrator of the MySQL server.
Cannot connect: invalid settings.
Open new phpMyAdmin window
I've uninstalled/reinstalled a bunch of times, and can't make any progress. I've made sure the host, user and password match in the config.ini.php file, but it has no effect. Any help you can give would be much appreciated.