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Testing server issues ... HTTP error code 404 File not found. Here are some possible reasons for the problem:

Thread began 11/02/2018 6:24 pm by rgolfer | Last modified 11/15/2018 7:58 pm by Ray Borduin | 115 views | 13 replies |

rgolfer

Testing server issues ... HTTP error code 404 File not found. Here are some possible reasons for the problem:

Hi, I am really hoping someone can throw a few more ideas at me as to why the testing server keeps coming up with the following error.

HTTP Error Code 404 File Not Found. Here are some possible reasons for the problem:

1)There is no testing server running on the server machine.

2)The testing server specified for this site does not map to the http://localhost/testsite/_,mmServerScripts/MMHTTPDB.php URL.Verify that the URL Prefix maps to the root of the site.

This is a WAMP new install, with APCHE and MySQL (Phpmyadmin).
I am running the latest version of DMX Zone with Enable Server Behaviours add in and the DMXZone server Connect app.

From a web browser like Chrome the site is recognizing the local host. https://support.localhost/ and you can log in and the dynamic site works fine.
And yes I can log into PHPmyadmin in the same manner http://localhost/phpMyAdmin/sql.php

But from within Dreamweaver CC it will not recognize the database connection and no tables are recognized. When you test the connection the attached picture is what you see with the error message above.

The MMHTTPDB.php file is in the root of the site and mysql.php is in a folder called _mmServerScripts

My IT department is out of ideas, we have tested if the server is running , permissions, firewall interference. He seems to feel that Dreamweaver CC is running it's own server and in turn using an alternative port.

If anyone has any ideas, places to point me, please do. I could really use the help.

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

Try manually browsing to the folder and file listed in the error. Check your local directory to see that folder and file exist. I'd need to do screen sharing to debug this problem, since it is an issue with your localhost I couldn't begin to debug it from here. If you post a US phone number or Skype contact information then I could call and look into it with you.

I'd start by trying to browse to that folder manually.

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rgolfer

Testing server issues ... HTTP error code 404 File not found. Here are some possible reasons for the problem:

HI Ray, Thanks I have placed my skype info in the PM

To answer your suggestion we have tried browsing directly to the folder.

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

The url you posted doesn't seem to match the url in the error. Are you sure your testing server url is set to the correct url in your Dreamweaver settings?

No screenshots were attached. Please send those so I can take a look.

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rgolfer

Testing server issues ... HTTP error code 404 File not found. Here are some possible reasons for the problem:

Hey Ray I'll start with the attachments from yesterday. Did those not get sent to you?

I'll then show the other screen shots.

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

You have your local testing server set to https://support.localhost. You probably don't have an ssl certificate installed on your localhost, so it should just be:

http://support.localhost

That might be the only problem. Try that... also make sure that url works in a browser.

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rgolfer

Testing server issues ... HTTP error code 404 File not found. Here are some possible reasons for the problem:

This is just an update to the thread ... more to follow.

Hi Ray,

I have tried it with both http: and https:

In Chrome the page does show up and I can log in and it works 100%.
It switches it to https: with a warning that you are going to a non secure site. But it still allows me through.

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However in both Edge and Firefox I get an address not found Error or having trouble finding the site.
If I user http: then on edge it forces it to www.support.localhost which goes nowhere.

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I tried several different versions of the address with no luck reaching the local host on those browsers. Could Chrome handle the address that differently than Edge ad Firefox? But the question would be why does it work in Chrome?

Rays reply was :
Please use the forum to communicate. You may have added a security exception in chrome and Firefox at some point allowing https to work. You can’t do that in dreamweaver. The issue with edge is probably the same as the issue with dreamweaver, so if you solve that then it will fix dreamweaver as well.

My apologies for that one. I had thought that a reply email updates the forum. My mistake. Moving on from this ...

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rgolfer

I had shared Rays note above with our IT people and received a reply that : "For the support.localhost, there was a missing HOST config. Should be good now.. Maybe it will even help with your dreamweaver problem"

However it did not solve the Dreamweaver issue. This is where I am at this point ... Hopefully the pictures will show in the correct order. to tell the current story.

The changes made by our IT person does allow http://support.localhost to work in Edge, Chrome and firefox, each stating that the site is Not secure. However does allow me to accept and go to the home page but they don;t recommend it. Same message as any site without an SSL you come across. But they work.

In Dreamweaver when I open a page and try to view the tables i still do not get them but we see different results. When opening a page I get a message stating to dynamical discover the page. Which I do then I get an pop up stating My certificate doesn't match (see pic)
I choose yes to proceed then get a new message ...
"This page has server processing directives the design view cannot display/ Switch to Live view" (see pic)

When I choose live view I get a similar screen to Design view.

My IT person says he has set up everything correctly.

It seems like I am getting closer to a solution but one thing is blocking it from working properly.

Does this give you any new ideas Ray?

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

Do you have a .htaccess file that is redirecting to https? You may need to remove that on your localhost to get it to work.

Whatever is redirecting from http:// to https:// is probably the root of the problem and has to be removed before you will be able to get Dreamweaver to connect to your database since you won't be able to get an actual SSL certificate installed on your localhost.

The redirect in IE could be a 301 redirect in cache... Perhaps clearing the cache would resolve that.

I'd work on getting Chrome to open with http:// and not automatically go to https://. Once that is working then try IE and if it still has issues try clearing the cache.

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rgolfer

Thanks Ray, I will ask them to give this a try and get back to you.

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