I'm following Head first PHP & MySQL and proceeded through the first chapter on PHP with ease. I hit a snag on the next chapter where it started to utilize MySQL. First, I should say that I followed these steps to install/enable Apache, PHP, and MySQL on Snow Leopard. When I typed /usr/local/mysql/bin/mysql into Terminal, I get the "Welcome to the MySQL monitor" message that shows the version, copyright info, etc. From here, I tried the following: mysql> CREATE DATABASE testdatabase; but was given the following message: ERROR 1044 (42000): Access denied for user ''@'localhost' to database 'testdatabase' I'm very new to it all so any help would be greatly appreciated. I also can't seem to find any folders for MySQL just by doing a Finder search, but I have a feeling the files are hidden. Would this be an issue? If I create a database, where would the files be stored? Thank you for any help!