The path to my connection on my home computer looks like this:
when I upload the drygoods folder to 1and1 the webspace explorer looks like this:
I am very new at this, but everything is working on my computer. I am assuming that because the MySQL database is in a different location that it was that the connDGD.php file cannot find it - therefore the error. I do not know what to include in either file to point one towards the other. 1and1's FAQ do not include any info about it, so I assume it is just something I should know, but don't.