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.
#1045 - Access denied for user 'root'@'localhost' (using password: NO)
I turned off my firewall per the FAQ recommendation, but the problem persists. Any help would be appreciated. Apologies for the basic question, but I'm just now getting into this form of development. Thanks!