I'm completely new to using XAMPP and just needed some basic info that I couldn't find in the FAQs. I'm sure that once I have this figured out, I'll have more questions.
I have my webhosting service that links to MYSQL and phpMyAdmin, I also downloaded XAMPP so I could test PHP databases on my localhost that I will be creating without publishing them online through my webhosting root directory until they're ready.
1) Was downloading XAMPP unnecessary to do what I want? Should I just use phphMyAdmin from my webhosts control panel?
2) If I use XAMPP, will I be causing a conflict with how my webhost already has phphMyAdmin configured and set up?
3) When I open XAMPP, I get an error message that it can't connect to MYSQL database because it's either not running, or I changed the password. I suppose it was because I already set it up with a password through my webhost and it's not linking?