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How do I find a database server address?

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2012-08-29 10:41 am EST

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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.


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2012-08-29 12:35 pm EST
Hello rollingcycle,

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.

You can send the specific information to Be sure to validate your account with either the last 4 digits of the credit card on file, or the current Account Management Panel (AMP) password. As we do not actively monitor that address, be sure to leave a comment below so we know the information was sent.

Best Regards,
Scott M

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