I have installed Joomla via Fantastico and see the Database in MySQL. However, I am installing Joomla on my computer for site editing purposes. I have downloaded Xampp and installed it according to Joomla's tutorials. That worked fine. I then did the extract etc, via Xampp, and now at the Browser install portion. In step 1 it asks for Host Name, SQL Username, SQL Password, SQL Database. They suggest "Local Host" for the Host Name. When I use this, along with my "*****_joom1" in every combination for the UN, PW and DB name, I keep getting the "Username and Password are incorrect". I've also put voda23 in there as my Host Name and no luck. That's the Name Server info for my account. I've also Added a UN and PW to the "*****_joom1" DB created when I installed via Fantastico.
What am I missing? Do I need to uninstall Joomla through Fantastico? Or am I doing double duty here with installing Joomla on my computer? I just can't access or find the Joomla editing window, button or anything of the sort in my control panel or fantastico. Any guidance would be greatly appreciated.