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Unable to create MYSQL connection for PowerCMS

Thread began 1/08/2012 6:57 pm by Mac McCarthy | Last modified 1/10/2012 5:45 pm by Mac McCarthy | 1279 views | 8 replies

Mac McCarthy

Unable to create MYSQL connection for PowerCMS

Hi Support

I have been a user of PowerCMS(PCMS) for some time now and have recently purchased PowerCMS Builder (PCMSB). I have used PCMSB for one website hosted with Fasthosts here in the UK and it works OK.

I have just moved one of my other websites to 1and1, having seen your recommendations in the help forums and I have selected a Linux package.

The website I moved to 1and1 makes use of other Webassist Pre-Built PHP Solution packages; Contact Form Solution Pack (CFSP) and PowerMessenger (PM) and they have moved to this new 1and1 hosting package OK.

When PM was reinstalled the connection to the MYSQL database was straight forward, however with PCMSB it installs differently and I cannot achieve a MYSQL connection.

First I checked that I have the remote settings for the website defined correctly and when tested, it confirms "Dreamweaver connected to your website Sucessfully"

When in Dreamweaver I highlight some text and then click on Webassist - Add CMS content. At this point I am required to define a database connection using the database settings from the 1and1 control panel as I did for PowerMessenger above which worked, albeit not through Dreamweaver.

I insert the PCMSB activation code whhich is accepted, then I am asked to define a Dreamweaver connection. Using MSQL Server "(mydatabase)" it fails straight away and gives me an error msg which states "Unknown mysql server host "(mydatabase)" (11004).

Requesting advice from 1and1 they confirm that connections to their databases are by using SSH/BASH, PHP or PERL as their database is behind a firewall, or through the control panel using the dedecated phpmyadmin. It seems they will not allow user to work directly on the database from their PC.

Any help would be gladly recieved.

Regards Mac

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