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connection to MySQL with Data Assist possible?

Thread began 1/07/2010 2:42 pm by jcarello269587 | Last modified 1/07/2010 2:57 pm by Jason Byrnes | 840 views | 2 replies |


connection to MySQL with Data Assist possible?


I am new to PHP and MySQL. I went into the control panel on my host and set up a mysql database. They have PHPmyadmin running on the server.

When I go to the main screen, the host is telling me this:
Your MySQL databases are stored behind a firewall to protect your data. You can only access each one exclusively through your server. Direct access to your MySQL databases using a home PC (external ODBC connection) cannot be established.

My question: am I going to be able to use Data Assist or not?


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Office Guy-172461

Yes that's fairly standard. It just means that your website can access the database on the same server, but they don't want programs on outside servers to access the database.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

In this case, you will need a local testing server with PHP and MySQL set up on your loacl computer for testing.

Create the database on the your local MySQL server to develop using using Dreamweaver and DataAssist.

When you upload the files to the remote server, you will only need to update the connection file settings so that it will use the copy of the database on the remote mySQL server instead.

See our learning resources page:

for tutorial on setting up a local testing server and configuring a dynamic site in Dreamweaver.

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