So after spending every single minute of my spare time the past week or two trying to install wordpress; I have resorted to using a 'one-click' install on my host provider. Which created it's own database and everything etc. very very clever; but I feel very dim as I cannot understand what I did wrong . I edited the config file, properly and my database details which I set-up myself was correct as I checked it all out. I checked out my FTP and the files it created are not visible under public_html so I'm in limbo as to how it has achieved setting everything up. I think I may have had some problems with mysql as it seemed as though it was not working properly, as when I went to enter my password it would not let me enter anything but had to copy and paste it. As you can tell I know nothing on php/ mysql, so I need not waste you experts time on this, but where and how has this one-click install set it all up without the files . Thought it would have been simple for me to set-up but clearly not . Had to revert to the dumb way of setting it up which I'm embarassed about and wish I could learn the knowledge properly.