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PHP pages not connected to MySQl database on hosted site

Thread began 8/15/2009 4:45 pm by cmartimo386205 | Last modified 6/10/2011 9:44 am by Jason Byrnes | 4283 views | 13 replies |

cmartimo386205

PHP pages not connected to MySQl database on hosted site

I have created a website with Dreamweaver and successfully have connected my *.php pages to the MySQL database. When I upload my site to my webhost (1and1), my php pages no longer can find the MySQL database because they are looking for it on the testing server.
I get the following error:

Fatal error: main() [function.require]: Failed opening required 'Connections/db1996.php' (include_path='.:/usr/lib/php') in /homepages/44/d289565916/htdocs/drygoods/PATTERNS.php on line 5

which you can see in person at patterns.php

What information should I be adding on line 5?

thanks
cindy

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I-CRE8Beta Tester

The error that you have provided suggests that you have not uploaded Connections/db1996.php. So to start with make sure that your remote site contains this file and then ensure that the connection information contained match what your host gives you.

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cmartimo386205

Still not working

The File Connections is there and in it is the db1996.php file. The php file contains the correct database name, host name, password, etc. I am disappointed that the eCart and DataAssist products contain no information about how to put your site online. Only how to run it on your computer.

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I-CRE8Beta Tester

That page cannot find the connection file, that's what the message means, looking at the message again I suspect that the connection file is in location /htdocs/Connections/db1996.php which means that the link to your connection file should look like this:
<?php require_once('../Connections/db1996.php' ?> and not <?php require_once('Connections/db1996.php' ?> note the extra "../"

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cmartimo386205

same error

Thank you for the suggestion but now my error is slightly different:

Fatal error: main() [function.require]: Failed opening required '../Connections/db1996.php' (include_path='.:/usr/lib/php') in /homepages/44/d289565916/htdocs/drygoods/PATTERNS.php on line 5

PATTERNS.php

Any other thoughts?
thanks
cindy

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I-CRE8Beta Tester

Cindy,

there is a problem with the paths to your files or your connection folder is in the wrong place can you give the full path to your connection folder ?

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cmartimo386205

full path

The path to my connection on my home computer looks like this:

C:\inetpub\wwwroot\drygoods\connections\connDGD.php

when I upload the drygoods folder to 1and1 the webspace explorer looks like this:

\drygoods\connections\connDGD.php

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.

thank you
cindy

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I-CRE8Beta Tester

Originally Said By: cmartimo386205
  The path to my connection on my home computer looks like this:

C:\inetpub\wwwroot\drygoods\connections\connDGD.php

when I upload the drygoods folder to 1and1 the webspace explorer looks like this:

\drygoods\connections\connDGD.php  



In the orinal error message you provided it was "Connections" with an Upper Case C and not "connections" all lower case maybe this is the cause of your frustration ?

Also given where your file is you would need to change the include to look like this I suspect
<?php require_once('connections/db1996.php' ?>

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cmartimo386205

new problem

Okay, so changing the folder to a capitol "C-(Connections)" fixed that. And I put in the 1and1 required hostname, username and password and now I have this error:

No database selected

patterns.php

cindy

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I-CRE8Beta Tester

If that is the case either you have not uploaded your database from your machine to 1and1 or there is a problem with the connection information you have entered.

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