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Thread began 4/15/2009 4:24 pm by jazzman247315378 | Last modified 6/02/2009 8:52 am by Ray Borduin | 3362 views | 12 replies |

jazzman247315378

Using Host Site as Test Site

Anyone out there using their host site as test site? New to Powerstore and having difficulty setting up local testing server with DWCS3 so decided to upload to host site but having trouble. Any advice/hints would be appreciated.

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

It should work using your live site for testing. What problems are you having?

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David StringerBeta Tester

We're all new to Power Store!

Originally Said By: jazzman247315378
  Anyone out there using their host site as test site? New to Powerstore and having difficulty setting up local testing server with DWCS3 so decided to upload to host site but having trouble. Any advice/hints would be appreciated.  



Hi Jazzman,

I've put the site up on the following test area but having a few teething problems! I have done a few mods to the site though!

www.stringer-family.co.uk

Outline your problems and I'm sure you'll get an answer.

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jazzman247315378

Good point David -- we are all new to it. I guess I should have clarified a little more and said I'm new to the "eCommerce/catalog" site building world -- not to html.

I purchased PowerStore with the hopes that I could have more control over the look and feel of the store as opposed to the monotonous look of a "stock" store.

The difficulty I'm having is that I have:
1. Downloaded and printed all of the help files for PowerStore and have done each
point as a checklist.
2. Set up my sql and phpserver -- I can see the table structure on my host
2. uploaded my local files to my web host (1and1) via DWCS3 (after trying
to edit the .dwt file through DWCS3)
3. Attempted to edit/add product

At this stage of the game, I see the files on my host. But I can not get the function. I have checked and rechecked paths, but I am still not having any luck. What am I missing?

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jazzman247315378

Server Error

Here's the message I am getting when I attempt to access a page directly from Firefox:

Fatal error: Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/run/mysqld/mysqld.sock' (2) in /homepages/33/d267431537/htdocs/Connections/localhost.php

Looked through my localhost file and not seeing the problem. It is pointing to the sql file.

Suggestions?

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David StringerBeta Tester

Global File

Originally Said By: jazzman247315378
  Here's the message I am getting when I attempt to access a page directly from Firefox:

Fatal error: Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/run/mysqld/mysqld.sock' (2) in /homepages/33/d267431537/htdocs/Connections/localhost.php

Looked through my localhost file and not seeing the problem. It is pointing to the sql file.

Suggestions?  



Have you also configured and uploaded the globals.php file?

That's the first file called by the Products_Results.php file etc.

As you're using Dreamweaver, do you see any tables in your Databases file?

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

It looks like your database connection information is invalid. Most likely the database server setting is wrong. This is set in the connections file itself probably where the error is occurring.

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David StringerBeta Tester

Any joy on the server error?

Hi Jazzman,

Have you managed to sort this yet?

I wondered if it may help if I give you my configuration of the Connections file?

<?php
# FileName="Connection_php_mysql.htm"
# Type="MYSQL"
# HTTP="true"
$hostname_localhost = "00.00.000.000"; //Put my server IP address here
$database_localhost = "whatever"; // Name of database on server
$username_localhost = "something"; //username for access to database
$password_localhost = "anythingSecure"; //Good password
$localhost = mysql_pconnect($hostname_localhost, $username_localhost, $password_localhost) or trigger_error(mysql_error(),E_USER_ERROR);
?>

With this file, Dreamweaver set up correctly and the globals.php file set up, you should be able to view details of the database under the Databases tab in Dreamweaver.
Hope this helps!

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jazzman247315378

Thanks

David, thanks for the help. I am going to try this today and see if I can get it working locally and then move it to the host. Appreciate it

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David StringerBeta Tester

Originally Said By: jazzman247315378
  then move it to the host.  



For yourself and others in future, can I mention that in order to upload your graphics from the Admin page to your site, it will be necessary to alter the permission on the upload images folder to 777, otherwise any uploads will probably fail!

Just one of my teething problems solved.

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