Sorry, I'm still learning the process. I use GoDaddy for my account (server/web-host/database).
I have successfully installed xoops few years back with similar instructions, I don't know why this time is different... or what I am doing wrong...?
As for entering the name of the database during installation on Step 5, that went through fine, so where I'm stuck at on Step 6 to enter the Database name and char set... I'm not sure if there is a specific preference in terms of char, whatnot to pass successfully pass this step...?
P.S. I have never created the database manually before, can you point me to a website where I can learn this step-by-step?
Database creation will be totally dependent on your hosting company. If you have a control panel type interface there should be something there. If you have something called "phpmyadmin" that would be the place you want to start.
It should be very simple from that point forward.
I have noticed however if on my home server if I don't use root and the root password xoops install stalls out at the same step with the same issue. I have tried to use other user names and passwords but they didn't work. Once installed with root I go back and change them to whatever it was I wanted in the first place.