I am installing Matomo on an IIS server for the first time and I was able to get the “Welcome!” page to display but when I click “NEXT” Instead of seeing the “System Check” page I get the following error.
Matomo encountered an error: Maximum execution time of 30 seconds exceeded (which lead to: SQLSTATE[HY000]  Access denied for user ‘’@‘localhost’ (using password: NO))
It’s like Matomo is trying to connect to the database before I have a chance to configure it. I haven’t made any changes to the matomo configuration files, I simply unzipped them as-is.
I’m not sure what I should do to troubleshoot this error.