Hello Everyone and Guten Abend!
I must warn you I am a newbie. Even pre-newbie if there is such a thing. I know my HTML pretty well and am taking a shot at PHP for the first time.
I've managed to write a few baby scripts, got my phpinfo() page running, etc. But then I tried to write my first MySQL database and it all went pear-shaped.
I think I am confused about administration panels, but the bottom line is I changed my password and when I ran my phpMyAdmin I get an error:
"phpMyAdmin tried to connect to the MySQL server, and the server rejected the connection. You should check the host, username and password in your configuration and make sure that they correspond to the information given by the administrator of the MySQL server.
Cannot connect: invalid settings."
Now the funny thing is, that I went threw the Dvorski (2007) tutorial on installing and configuring XAMPP and after a few typos, it all worked fine! I can see PHP pages, and it seems I connected with MySQL all right.
I just can't get my phpMyAdmin page to work at all. When I type in http://localhost I just get a Server error! Error 500 page.
I am thinking, I have the Apache and MySQL server running, just can't use the admin tools?
Lastly, in trying to solve this problem, I uninstalled XAMPP then re-installed it (Windows Installation).
Can anyone help me troubleshoot my admin problem? Thanks for reading if you made it this far!