25 Jun 06
22 Jul 06 8:03 pm
I recently set up a WP blog on my site and it was my first experience with it. WP does require a MySQL database so the error you're getting is because the WP script is unable to connect to the DB for some reason.
This could be for several reasons. Either the DB didn't get created or the login information is not correct. You may want to begin checking your MySQL information. If you have cPanel, this is not too difficult.
My hosting account came with a feature called "Fantastico" which is a PHP manager. It has an installation for WP, which is pretty easy.
If you still have problems, you may want to submit a support ticket to your Web host. They should be able to get you fixed up quickly.