So, I think I'm super close to having it figured out!! (but I still need help!)
Hey everyone! Good news, things are (currently) pretty much working out. I uninstalled and reinstalled XAMPP on Windows XP Home and things were looking great. I could connect to localhost. i could connect to localhost/today.php! it worked! also, i could go to localhost/info.php! they all worked! how awesome.
so i flipped to chapter two in Build Your Own Database Driven Website Using PHP & MySQL, and go to open MySQL and guess what!!! Something's wrong.
I went to c:/apachefriends/xampp/mysql/bin and tried opening mysql.exe....
a command prompt screen came up for a moment, then had an error and closed. here's what the error said:
ERROR 2003 (HY000): Can't connect to MySQL server on 'localhost' (10061)
anybody know how to fix this so i can work on chapter two??? please help.
i didn't even type anything in. you have to understand this error came up before i could even type my username and password. why am i getting this error? i want to corret this error so i will be able to put my username and password in and continue on with chapter 2. thanks..