thank you for the quick reply, Andrew!
i tried as you suggested and got this error:
Username "xxxxxx" is already taken by another user (or you). If you recently deleted this user please wait for our system to update and you should be able to add it again.
so i tried connecting to the database through the web page and am getting this error:
Warning: mysql_connect() [function.mysql-connect]: Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/run/mysqld/mysqld.sock' (2) in /home/dengod1/balkanalia/registration/include.php on line 6
Cannot connect to database server
Here is the code to which the above error refers:
$conn = mysql_connect("", "xxxxxx", "xxxxxx") or
die("Cannot connect to database server");
thank you for further suggestion!