Error connecting to database (another one!)

Hi all, I am trying to set up a wordpress site on my local machine using WAMPSERVER and I can get into the wordpress installation part fine, but I cant seem to get it to connect to the database no matter what settings I try. I went into PhpMyAdmin and tried to create a database there first, which worked (its an empty database) but when I try to put that information into the wordpress it just immediately comes back with error connecting to database. I noticed that the name of my server in PhpMyAdmin was MariaDB, not sure if that means anything? I tried putting that in instead of localhost in the databasehost field but still no joy. Maybe I havent setup the database properly beforehand.. What steps do i need to perform to ensure wordpress can see and connect to my database?

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