How do I find a database server address?
My friend is in the process of building up my website using Drupal. I've set up the MySQL database and created a user account for him, but he says a server address to start setting up Drupal. I haven't been able to find anything and localhost doesn't work.
The servername localhost is the one to use if the drupal installation and the MySQL database are on the same server. If you are looking to make a remote connection to the database you will want to follow these instructions here.
If it is not a remote connection and 'localhost' is not working, then there is likely something incorrect with the settings. We will need to take a look in that case.
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