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PowerCMS and Database Connectivity

Thread began 3/17/2019 8:57 pm by elewis93815 | Last modified 3/21/2019 1:17 pm by Ray Borduin | 132 views | 22 replies |

elewis93815

PowerCMS and Database Connectivity

We are attempting to apply PowerCMS to a clients website. They are hosted with GoDaddy and a database was successfully created on their hosted account. When we attempted to "Add content to PowerCMS" and filled in all of the credentials to connect to the database, we were unable to because of an error "an unidentified error has occured" GoDaddy walked us through a test of the credentials via a web browser and it connected just fine. Any thoughts to what might be happening?

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

This is an issue with the Testing Server settings in Dreamweaver. It could be that there isn't one set up, or that the root directory or server URL settings are incorrect.

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elewis93815

Thanks Ray! I've attached a few screen shots of what we have currently running and their settings. Not sure where we are going wrong

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WA Jambo.zip
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Ray BorduinWebAssist

It looks like you have your connection set to local network, but have a full url to a remote site in the Web URL. You would need to use FTP information to access a remote testing server.

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elewis93815

I guess maybe a strange question...We want a local testing server (Local/Network) but it is not allowing us to proceed without putting in a url. It's asking for: "provide a url for the testing server" Seems straight forward but we are apparently missing something.

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

You still need a local testing server and URL. It is whatever URL you use to view your pages locally. It is usually: http://localhost/foldername

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elewis93815

We do have the url set to http://localhost/jambo
Do we need a testing server to apply PowerCMS to a website? I pulled up a previous client of ours that has PowerCMS applied to a few pages of their website and I do not see a testing server set up for them. I am attempting to chat with Adobe as well thinking maybe there is a Dreamweaver issue but I haven't had any luck so far.

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

You need a testing server (you can use the live server as the testing server) in order to connect to a database in Dreamweaver. This includes being able to insert and view content from within Dreamweaver while working on CMS driven sites.

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elewis93815

We have attempted to set up a testing server and to use the live server as a testing server. I've attached two screenshots. One is the settings for the testing server, the other is an error we're getting when using the live server as a testing server. I have reached out to Adobe thinking that it's a Dreamweaver issue and they have not been very helpful. The only thing they recommend is to clear a potential corrupt cache file.

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WA Jambo2.zip
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Ray BorduinWebAssist

We need to be working on one thing at a time. Do you want to use the live server or the localhost for testing? We need to work on getting one or the other working, working on both at the same time will be too confusing. Let's pick a lane and I'll help you get there. Which do you want to use?

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