I'm trying to set-up xampp as a local server on my machine so that I can build and test websites and evaluate joomla and drupal.
I succesfully installed Joomla but after when I was installing Drupal on my localhost I changed the password (as directed) in http://localhost/phpmyadmin/. When I refreshed the page/ went back to http://localhost/phpmyadmin/ I got the following message:
MySQL said: Cannot connect: invalid settings.
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.
Since I had only just started with xampp I uninstalled and re-installed and STILL have the same error message, what am I doing wrong? The only other file I changed when setting up xampp was the windows/drivers/etc/hosts file and added my url (i.e. added 127.0.0.1 localhost at the bottom of the file)
The strange thing is that you would think that the problem would have been fixed after uninstalling and re-installing xampp - can any one help? I'm sure it is something quite simple that I've missed but can't see wht.
Thanks in advance from a rapidly-learning new-user.