I have a LAMP stack on my AWS Lightsail server with one wordpress application currently. I am trying to load another wordpress intall, wordpresskva, on my server (not using multisite for personal reasons). So I ran the bitnami installer with
--wordpress_instance_name wordpresskva. But it fails when I get to:
Create Admin account
Please enter the MySQL password for "root" for the existing Bitnami installation
I put in the application password (bitnami_application_password in the ~ directory) but it then says:
Warning: The installer was not able to connect to the MySQL server. Please make
sure MySQL is running and introduce a valid password to connect to the MySQL
Press [Enter] to continue:
This is strange, since when I enter the same password here:
$ mysql -u root -p
It lets me get into the mysql server. I checked the status of the server and everything seems fine, so I am really confused as to what is wrong with the password/setup I am using.
Could you please help me troubleshoot this problem?