Nope still getting the same error of “Unable to connect to Database”
I know mysql works because the “It works!” default page loads up just fine.
Gonna try Debian 7.4 and 12.04 next, I hear great things about them and eventually, 14.04. Good thing these are on VMs. Consider this solved for now, not interested in wasting time for problems for a distro that isn’t the LTS.