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Connecting to Godaddy DB

Thread began 10/23/2012 7:46 am by SPT | Last modified 10/23/2012 10:28 am by SPT | 4047 views | 3 replies |

SPT

Connecting to Godaddy DB

Well as hard as I have tried to avoid it, I am now having to work on a website hosted by Godaddy. Not a fan of Godaddy at all.

So I have been successful at creating a DB and table. I can Log into phpmyadmin and see it there.

I have gotten my connection info. But I always get MySQL Error #2002.

Within Dreamweaver here is an example of my options:
Connection Name: SkinnyDB
MySQL server: SkinnyPixel.db.XXXXXXX.hostedresource.com
User name: SkinnyPixel
Password: xxxxxx

In Godaddy Database details they give a code example:

<?php
//Variables for connecting to your database.
//These variable values come from your hosting account.
$hostname = "SkinnyPixel.db.XXXXXXX.hostedresource.com";
$username = "SkinnyPixel";
$dbname = "SkinnyPixel";

//These variable values need to be changed by you before deploying
$password = "your password";
$usertable = "your_tablename";
$yourfield = "your_field";

//Connecting to your database
mysql_connect($hostname, $username, $password) OR DIE ("Unable to
connect to database! Please try again later.");
mysql_select_db($dbname);

//Fetching from your database table.
$query = "SELECT * FROM $usertable";
$result = mysql_query($query);

if ($result) {
while($row = mysql_fetch_array($result)) {
$name = $row["$yourfield"];
echo "Name: $name<br>";
}
}
?>

Need to connect to use PowerCMS, Newsletter, DataAssist, etc.

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SPT

Once again I have sorted myself out. :)

If anyone else has this problem, the way to fix it is to open the drop down when you create the DB and tick the box that says:

"Direct Database Access"

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JamieEff

lol well done! i hear that godaddy is a pig to work with... my only experience is getting them to transfer out to my provider and that alone is soul destroying!

who do you use for your hosting normally? I use www.swishhosting.co.uk - cheap and reliable and they have a great reseller programme

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SPT

Ha, "soul destroying" That is so true. It is worst than pulling teeth to get a domain away from them. And it seems every new client has bought their domain via Godaddy.

Takes like 10 emails and confirmations to move the domain. Clients usually blame it on us for being complicated.

Mainly I do not like them for the way they nickel and dime their services. People buy a cheap plan then have to pay for each addon. Also support takes soooo long (I found out).

I have used Bluehost for over 8 years. They have gotten better. They used to go down a lot.
But seems to be sorted out now. No real limits on DBs and other stuff. They pay around $60 for referrals.

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