This was presented by me on 2008-02-01 in the Free and Open Source Conference held at Chennai, India under the auspices of Indian Linux Users Group and National Resource Centre for Free and Open Source Software, Government of India.
● Rename wp-config-sample.php
● Open config.php in an editor
● Fill in your db details
● Configure advanced settings
// ** MySQL settings ** //
define('DB_NAME', 'putyourdbnamehere'); // The name of the
define('DB_USER', 'usernamehere'); // Your MySQL username
define('DB_PASSWORD', 'yourpasswordhere'); // ...and
define('DB_HOST', 'localhost'); // 99% chance you won't need
to change this value
// You can have multiple installations in one database if you give each
a unique prefix
$table_prefix = 'wp_'; // Only numbers, letters, and underscores
// Change this to localize WordPress. A corresponding MO file for the
// chosen language must be installed to wp-content/languages.
// For example, install ta.mo to wp-content/languages and set
WPLANG to 'ta'
// to enable Tamil language support.
define ('WPLANG', '');