phpminiadmin is a lightweight alternative to phpMyAdmin, usually that means "faster". I would like some guidance as to how to log in. I am presented with the opening screen and it asks among other things for:
MySQL host:
Port:
DB name:
I have a regular and local install of MySQL so there are no databases, although I could create one from the command line. MySQL server is running by the way. If I try MySQL host = localhost or http://localhost, then it still fails with:
Cannot connect to the database because: Access denied for user 'root'@'localhost' (using password: NO)
Anecdotal evidence suggests I should use 3306 as the port number, but also here I am stuck.

Anybody any ideas? Thank you for your information in advance