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Testing server fun....

Thread began 8/19/2009 1:02 am by lrawlins367093 | Last modified 8/19/2009 6:03 pm by Eric Mittman | 849 views | 2 replies |

lrawlins367093

Testing server fun....

I've been tinkering for a couple of weeks now to get a testing server set up with little success. Until I get that working there it makes no sense for me to continue on with other aspects of the website.

I am running DreamWeaver CS4 on Mac OS 10.5.8 with MAMP Pro taking care of the MySQL & PHP side of things. I have recently reinstalled my OS as well as the Adobe Creative Suite to get rid of the possibility of conflicting software that has been tried to get this thing off the ground.

The only progress I have made is to go form getting a message that the file was not found on the server to a message stating I did not have permission to view the file and not getting a nice blank white screen. I get (or got) the same messages either in live view or previewing in a browser.

The claim that PowerStore was e-commerce made easy certainly does not apply in my case.

Following the detailed instructions is enough to make one dizzy. Have you guys ever heard of step-by-step instructions? Going from step one, to another document, to another document, and then back to the original and then to step two doesn't make much sense.

I am beginning to think there must be obscure bit of data that I'm looking straight at and am too frustrated to recognize to make things work.

I get php to run OK on test pages I have created, but getting it to work on PowerStore is becoming very a frustrating experience. You can only try every possible combination so many times before you give up.

Any help is appreciated.

Thanks,

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jcmiyake381521

Originally Said By: lrawlins367093
  The claim that PowerStore was e-commerce made easy certainly does not apply in my case.

Following the detailed instructions is enough to make one dizzy. Have you guys ever heard of step-by-step instructions? Going from step one, to another document, to another document, and then back to the original and then to step two doesn't make much sense.  


I concur! I'm at the same exact point of frustration. I've been working with Dreamweaver since it's inception, so I'd like to think that I'm a fairly savvy user. Yet the instructions that you provide are absolutely maddening; opening up 15 documents in Acrobat takes up valuable desktop space and it's hard to keep track of the files when your PDFs are set to hide Acrobat's toolbar (not to mention, the code doesn't always match with the content in the PDF manuals). I feel like it's hard to just get a straight answer or clear instructions from the support files.

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Eric Mittman

It can sometimes be challenging to get your local server up and running. Once your server is setup you basically just need to load the db, set the values in the globals file and start testing the pages.

You say that you have php pages working in your testing server, where do these pages reside? If you are getting 404 errors for the pages you are trying to preview from within Dreamweaver then you most likely do not have the URL prefix setup correctly for your testing server. How have you defined the testing server and what values are you using there? Also when you are able to view php pages successfully on your testing server what is the URL for those pages?

Once you have all the details matched up correctly you should be able to user the PowerStore without issue. Please post back and include specifics about what step in the process you are on, what you have done successfully already, and what you current result is. With this info we should be able to point you in the right direction.

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