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. PDO and then click Save button present at the bottom. Sign up using Email and Password. Thanks rjdown, I added that and sure enough I got the error. Some host providers or even your own server might have PDO disabled or not installed per default.

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If the connection is successful, next part of the code will be executed: You can use the learned material in your more advanced scripts and configurations.

Post as a guest Name. The DSN defines the type of database, the name of the database, and any other information if required. SIDU 1, godadddy 6 Choose a different version than selected e.

It can be found in the same folder where the script is running. After that, check the checkboxes of PHP extension you want pd your site e.

And in Line 6 of the said file is: So in case you see this message, the first thing to do is to check the database details. Stack Overflow works best with JavaScript enabled.


As you can see, we have set that if the connection is not successful, it will give us this message: Some host providers or even your own server might have PDO disabled or not installed per default.

How to Connect PHP to MySQL Database

Sign up using Facebook. You can use the catch block to display error messages or run alternate code if the try fails.

It seems that you are on localhost. The last part of the code is: Im having GoDaddy install it now.

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I have exact same situation as what you described. GoDaddy is one such provider.

Mjsql tutorial will be very useful for you in case you are starting to learn about website development. Inside of it, you will see all the errors that the script possibly generated and that will help you greatly when troubleshooting the issue.

How to Connect PHP to MySQL Database with PDO and MySQLi

Post Your Answer Discard By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of serviceprivacy policy and cookie policyand goddady your continued use of the website is subject to these policies. For this tutorial, we are only using MySQL. Sign up using Email and Password. But still not sure why Godaddy PDO has this issue.

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This step is required in case you do not have a Goaddy database created yet. One quick check is to perform the phpinfo ; call which dumps a long table of installed components.

In his free time, Tautvydas likes to travel and play old school video games. Example of creating a new object: So this will by default say Connection failed: This will simply print a success message instead of the previous gdoaddy since it has IF statement which triggers based on a failed condition. Turns out the PDO module is not installed. Usually, we need four variables to establish a proper connection: In a real script, you can allow the user to choose which pdoo is used and write code that choses the required DSN variable.