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Defining, seeing, and understanding setting up a test site in Dreamweaver CS6 after installing MAMP.

Thread began 2/23/2017 7:10 pm by Nancy | Last modified 2/27/2017 12:30 pm by Ray Borduin | 193 views | 6 replies |

Nancy

Defining, seeing, and understanding setting up a test site in Dreamweaver CS6 after installing MAMP.

I bought MAMP PRO along with Design Extender, did the tutorial for installing MAMP (the interface looks different than the one on the tutorial). The tutorial said "define a site in Dreamweaver that references your testing server". I went out on the web and searched and watched hours of tutorials and feel that I did it correctly but I don't even know what I should be looking for with my site. I'm very frustrated. Anything I do says unable to connect, Firefox can't establish a connection to the server at localhost... I don't even know where to start, what to look for, or what I've done wrong.

This is probably a basic, stupid question but what the heck am I doing wrong??

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

This all looks correct. When do you see the error? I'm wondering if the space in the folder name causes issues. Technically spaces aren't valid in a URL.

Are you sure your MySQL server is running as well? It looks like you have it set up correctly to me.

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

That isn't the standard port. Usually the port is 3306

Have you tried including the port in your connection server?

like:
localhost:8889

Are you able to see your database from phpMyAdmin? What does it say the server name is on the top of phpMyAdmin when you are looking at the database? Based on the error message I'm guessing the problem is with the server setting in your connection dialog.

What version of php did you have running? If you go to your php_info page (I seem to recall MAMP Pro gives you one) then it should say the version of php and have some basic information about your server installation including your MySQL server port.

If you can't find it, just create a blank page with the code:

php:
<?php

phpinfo
();
?>



And browse that page and it will tell you about the server installation. Make sure you are running a version less than v7 and that mysql is listed as an installed component. Then double check the mysql default port. If it isn't 3306 try including it with your server name in your database connection.

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Nancy

I have to say I am completely lost now and not sure where to back track. More Screen Shots it is.

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

Try adding the port to the server name in your mysql connection like:
localhost:8889

either that or try updating it to 3306, which is the default I'm used to.

Did you create the phpinfo page and verify that you aren't running php v7 or above?

Are you able to view your database with phpMyAdmin?

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Nancy

"Try adding the port to the server name in your mysql connection like:
localhost:8889"
Changed that.

"either that or try updating it to 3306, which is the default I'm used to.

Did you create the phpinfo page and verify that you aren't running php v7 or above?

Are you able to view your database with phpMyAdmin?"

I am at this point, not even sure how to do this.

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

We worked through this in a premier support ticket. We had to downgrade php below v7 and use port numbers in both the website url and database server names to get it to work.

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