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Setting up Dreamweaver for Elearning database

Thread began 9/20/2009 7:34 am by madelectrical386948 | Last modified 12/10/2009 8:26 pm by Eric Mittman | 4415 views | 6 replies |


Setting up Dreamweaver for Elearning database


I have both Apache and MySQL running correctly. I have checked the startup pages for Apache and PHP.
I have changed the password for Apache and gave a login name for MYPhp and password.

While following the Database learning video, I have followed the setup for a dynamic site and have moved the Elearning directory to the correct root folder.

So now the Elearning folder should be correctly placed.

I am on the video for PHP connection and I am trying to add the database to the WebAssitDynamic web site (Local).

I put connWA in the connection name, MySql server to local:8080 (because of the port change), user name as admin, password (my new password).

When I get to the database select I get this error.

HTTP error code 404 file not found. Here are the possible reasons for the problem.

1. There is not testing server running on server machine.
2. The test server specified for this site does not map to the MMHTTPDB.php url. Verify that the URL prefix maps to the root of the site.

I have the XAMPP control panel up and everything is running like it should. So I believe that 1 is not the problem.
I have checked to make sure all the stuff in that Elearning folder moved. I can find the file MMHTTPDB.php.

Does anybody know what is going on? Please let me know so I can understand what I am doing wrong.



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i also have this kind of problem, only i work with MAMP, MySQL administrator and MySQL Query browser; when i want to select a MySQL database i get the following error:"The URL prefix....for this site's server could not be resolved" The MAMP application is in the applications folder and the database Elearning site in the htdocs-folder. Connection to this folder with Dreamweaver is no problem an the MAMP server is running.


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I don't have a mac so I can't use mamp. I have to find the problem with Dreamweaver or Xampp with my problem.

Anybody have any ideas. Please help :)


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I was playing around with the parameters, I found my testing server URL prefix wrong.

I had localhost:8080

I forgot to put the Database Elearning/

Now I have a new problem. It starts to look for the database, but after a time it times out.

I get a "A server timeout has occured. There are the possible reasons.

1. Please make sure the web server in up and running.
2. Please verify that the ODBC DSN exits on the testing server.

What the heck is the ODBC DSN? Could that be the possible reason I can't get to the next step and actually see my databases? Please let me know.


Mike Davis

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Take a look at the image here:
to see if your testing server is setup correctly.

It also look like you have a space in your folder name. Not a good idea for web servers.

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Internal Error

So I decided to reinstall the XAMPP to see if I had an error on the installation. Now when I test the localhost or page I get this error message:

The server encountered an internal error and was unable to complete your request. Either the server is overloaded or there was an error in a CGI script.

If you think this is a server error, please contact the webmaster.

Any suggestions anyone? I'll start a new thread if need be, I suppose.

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Eric Mittman

This seems like there may be a problem with a script that you are trying to run, or the webserver is just not configured properly. Are you testing a php page that has code on it? You may need to enable error reporting, I'm not too familiar with XAMP but I imagine that there is either an interface or settings file you can adjust for this.

If the problem is just that the web server is not configured or running properly you should try to see if there is a full uninstall as just re-installing could potentially cause problems.

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