Ugh. No sleep. And guess what... I was simply using the wrong username in the phpMyAdmin and that's why I was connected to a different database than the Joomla one that I had just created. forehead palm smack
Anyway, now a new problem. I dropped the tables from that database so that I could import the sql file that I had exported from my local site and everything was fine. But when I tried to do the import, I got an error message.
Is this because my local database was called joomla15 but the one assigned by DH's One-Click Install system is not? Or does it have to do with my assigned username not matching the username on my local joomla database?
Please help. I'm so tired! lol I don't think my brain will function for a week if I don't get this figured out and up and running soon.