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Connection with test server question

Thread began 9/30/2014 9:56 pm by Webbie | Last modified 10/15/2014 8:25 pm by Webbie | 1944 views | 25 replies |

Webbie

Connection with test server question

I had a problem with my computer and had to do a complete restart, i got everything back up running and kept my website files. After downloading xamp, making sure the testing server was working in localhost and running both xamp and apache. Dreamweaver is having an error saying stating when i try to connect to my database: "I will attach the picture for the error"

Any ideas why this is?
Thank you

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

in the testing server settings it looks like you entered:
http://50.87.203.104

for the web address which should be :
http://localhost

for a local testing server

and if the site files are in a subdirectory of the xampp htdocs folder, don't forget to include that in the WebURL also.

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Webbie

Thanks for the reply,
Im not sure where the testing server and the remote server differ, i changed the web url to localhost/xamp/htdocs/ewebsolutions which is how it is set up in my files on the C drive.
but im getting the same error. Am i suppose to put something in the root directory? ill attach a picture of what i have and there's nothing in the root directory.

It's been awhile since i set up a testing server and i never really understood it so im covering new ground pretty much here.

Thanks

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

you are using an FTP connection to connect to the testing server, so the WebURL should be the URL to access the site:
http://www.ewebsolutionsinc.com

when i access your server, i see i have to go into the /public_html folder to get to the site root, so in the testing server settings, enter:
/public_html

for the Root Directory

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Webbie

Ok so the root directory is where you declare the testing server settings?

That is confusing because the i thought the testing server was on my C drive in Xampp?

So i just enter /public_html in the root folder and that will satisfy the testing server needs? Or do i have to enter a longer path?

I will try what you have said and let you know my results.

Thanks Again

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

you're missing the point.

The testing server panel is where you declare the testing server settings

you are using an FTP connection to connect to the remote server in the testing server settings, there fore, you need to use the remote address and set the root directory since your host FTP connection does not connect to the site root.

If you want to use the local server for the testing server, then you would set the Connect Using option to Local and use the local path for the testing server files.

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Webbie

Oh gawd,
Yes i feel stupid.

I forgot you just kinda ignore directing to it but as long its in the file dreamweaver pics it up for some reason.

It worked !

Thanks again

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Webbie

Can you help me out with why i am getting this error when i scroll over the ecart drop down?

Thanks

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

Yes, that would mean that the eCart extension installation is not complete.

Uninstall eCart from the extension manager, then install it again. When you open DW it should launch the WebAssist installer. if it does not open automatically, open a php page to force it to open.

after the WA installer completes, make sure to restart DW before trying to use eCart.

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Webbie

ok thanks one more thing,
Do i have to do anything to my pages for the framework builder to work with plug in's outside of changing the files from html with php? I know we went through this, just making sure i remember correctly.

And the plug in's have to be put inside the editable region to work right?

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