I am working with Joomla for the first time and I am having trouble configuring it. From the articles available from the internet, I followed the following steps to clone a Joomla website to various local machines:
Configure the Joomla website using the database created in phpmyadmin
Export the database, which was used to configure the joomla website, into a .sql file
On the second computer paste the Joomla folder into wamp/www
Import the .sql file in phpmyadmin
However, I got an error message- "Cannot connect to mySQL database". I checked the configuration.php file and everything seems to be fine(localhost, databasename, password).
I have a team of 5 people working on the same project and so I need to configure Joomla in all of the computers, so that it can be integrated easily later on. I am using Windows 8 64bit OS and have installed wamp server 2.5(32 bit) on my laptop. On the other hand, my teammates have Windows 7 32bit OS and have installed wamp server 2.2 onto their system.
This is because for some reason, we were unable to install wamp server 2.5 onto their system and the error message shown was 'missing MSVCR110.dll'. When installing this .dll file, the problem still did not resolve. When I installed wamp 2.2 onto my computer, I got an error message- 'dont have access to the / server' when I tried to access localhost. So we decided to stick to wamp 2.2 on their computers and wamp 2.5 on mine. However, the error doesn't seem to go away.
When I tried to configure the database on wamp 2.2 and the joomla website, it seems to work fine in my computer(with wamp 2.5) however, the error appears on the other computers having wamp 2.2. What am I doing wrong?