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I have created a database on my local test server, and on my remote server, but how do I connect these two?

Thread began 5/21/2014 6:03 am by Melissa | Last modified 5/22/2014 11:52 am by Jason Byrnes | 434 views | 5 replies |

Melissa

I have created a database on my local test server, and on my remote server, but how do I connect these two?

I don't normally use a test server, but couldn't get the PowerCMS to work if I didn't, so I have set up that on my PC, and added the database, I view it and it all works correctly. I set up a database on my remote server (Heart Internet) and uploaded everything, initially it came up with a blank page. I edited the Connections/PowerCMS Connection.php, to see the database on the remote server and it worked, I edited the page there through the admin section. Great... I thought... but when I went into Dreamweaver to edit the page it automatically re-uploaded the connection page and it went back to a blank screen, I re edited the file and re-uploaded, it works again, but I'm not seeing the same thing through Dreamweaver as I do in the browser. I have tried Defining the PowerCMSConnection, with the settings for the remote server, but it will not connect and comes up with an error. Any advice/guidance would be much appreciated.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

Your local data base and the remote database wont have the same information.

If you want to see the same info in Dreamweaver as is on the remote server, you will need to set up the testing server section of the site definition to use FTP and connect to the remote server

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Melissa

The problem I have is whenever I try to connect to the remote server, 'an unidentified error' occurs, and it tells me to check site definition. I have checked all site settings and have had someone else check them and they all seem correct. I'd rather not use the test server at all.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

Please provide a Skype username or a US phone number and a good time to contact you when you will be in front of your computer and we will have an engineer contact you to resolve this issue over the phone.

We are available Monday - Friday from 9am - 4pm EST (except major U.S. holidays).

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Melissa

I have PM you my Skype name

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

I have sent a skype contact request.

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