Hi, it gives me an error after it tries to connect: The DSN can be a simple variable which is then used as a parameter when creating the actual PDO object, as shown in the code below. Inside of it, you will see all the errors that the script possibly generated and that will help you greatly when troubleshooting the issue. After that, check the checkboxes of PHP extension you want on your site e. Connecting to a database is the first, most important step when working with them.

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As you can see, we have set that if the connection is not successful, it will give us this message: Where are your calls?

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If I try to execute a prepared statement nothing happens. By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of serviceprivacy policy and cookie policyand that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies.

Sign up using Facebook. However I can’t get it to work, and I can’t get any errors to show up, nothing seems to happen when I run this code. That is needed if you wish to modify, view, delete or manage your created tables in any other way.


Thanks rjdown, I added that and sure enough I got the error. We are running PHP 5.

For example, if we change the password in PHP code a bit but did not change it in the actual database. I have exact same situation as what you described.

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Post as a guest Name. I often see people struggling in similar situations thinking their PDO code is wrong, and asking the same question. goddaddy

Re-check your MySQL database credentials and make sure you are trying to connect to localhost database. Write down details of the Gldaddy database you just created. Stack Overflow works best with JavaScript enabled. In our example, it is mysql. Hi, it gives me an error after it tries to connect: Godaedy DSN defines the type of database, the name of the database, and any other information if required. And of course, it is always important to remember one golden rule of troubleshooting an error: GoDaddy is one such provider.

At the very beginning of our code, we see few variable declarations and values assigned to those variables. If that does not work, or if you are connecting to a database from a remote location for example, your computer you have to use the IP address of the server. Tautvydas started his career as a technical support agent and now walks the path of full-stack development.


This will simply close the connection to a database manually. Now if the connection was not successful, you will see something different.

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Connecting to a database is the first, most important step when working with them. I am working on a project that is using a GoDaddy private server. SIDU 1, 1 6 Another thing worth mentioning is that you must have a correct servername or hostname. You can use this line to close the connection before the end of the script. This will simply print a success message instead of the previous message since it has IF statement which triggers based on a failed condition.

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Turns out the PDO module is not installed. Now, you have the option to choose PHP version from the dropdown.