I have install xampp. I can get both apache and mysql to start up as services, but I can not connect mysql to any of the databases that came with the download. When I view the localhost in a browser and check status it says mysql is deactivated. When I first installed it the mysqlAdmin told me there was no odbc driver so I installed the odbc drive it was missing. I have replace the ntwdblib.dll with a later version... I have looked at the readme file: I do not understand how to perform this:
"you can connect the MySQL-Server with: mysql_connect("localhost","root","");"