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Can't connect to database on server - error message when trying to test connection.

Thread began 1/07/2014 10:04 am by sandy170299 | Last modified 1/08/2014 2:05 pm by Jason Byrnes | 542 views | 18 replies |

sandy170299

Can't connect to database on server - error message when trying to test connection.

I have checked the connection string, and all is good. I am attaching the error message when I test the connection, and the URL that is entered into my server setup in Dreamweaver.

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sandy170299

p.s. the testing server and the remote server ARE the same...

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

the web url should be:
http://38.111.52.37/

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sandy170299

Jason, that didn't change anything. I'm still getting the same error when testing the connection string.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

is there anything uploaded to the site?

using the address:
http://38.111.52.37/

in a browser redirects to a pearl script. does the site have a vlid domain use? use that instead.

the web URL in the testing server settings needs to be a valid URL To the root of your site.

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sandy170299

It's a temporary URL until the domain transfers, which it has not yet. Will it not with without the domain?

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

It may not work with the temporary domain.

send a screen shot showing the current error, it should have changed al be it slightly and the current testing server settings.

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sandy170299

No need for a screen shot. All it says now is "An unidentified error has occurred." That's it - nothing more.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

In your replay you said it didn't change anything and that it was still the same error message, that's not the same error from you initial report. seams something did change, no?

when it tries to test the connection it will try to upload a file to the site:
_mmServerScripts/MMHTTPDB.php

then access that file using:
<URL Prefix>/_mmServerScripts/MMHTTPDB.php

the unidentified error message means that it cannot access that file using the address specified in the URL prefix.

it amy not work till there is a domain name.

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sandy170299

Right - the first time I tried the connection after the change, I got the same message as before. When I tried it again, I got the one I just posted. Okay - I will work on getting the domain transferred, and maybe that will help. Thanks!

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