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PHP Integrating PHP with Databases Databases and PHP Getting to Know the Project

What do I have to do if I want to follow this online on my current hosting?

I want to work online. Where do I upload the database and how?

Please help!

You can do this simply by creating the database in phpmyadmin in your hosting control panel.

1 Answer

Mike Henry
Mike Henry
Courses Plus Student 5,373 Points

If by "online" you mean on your local machine, for me it was just use the downloads --> projects files and put them in my "C:\wamp64\www" directory in a project folder. I so mine is here "C:\wamp64\www\PHP_TeamTreeHouse". Then I just followed along with the videos and when I want to view the page I used WAMP --> localhost and clicked on the project. (http://localhost:1025/PHP_TeamTreeHouse/). If you do not have WAMP installed view the https://teamtreehouse.com/library/windows-local-php-dev-environment course. If you are on a Mac view the https://teamtreehouse.com/library/mac-local-php-dev-environment course.

If by "online" you mean on a hosted service like Heroku you will need to change the database from sqlite to something like mysql. For me this was changing the connection.php file from $db = new PDO("sqlite:".DIR."/database.db"); to $db = new PDO('mysql:host=;port=3306;dbname=tth_php_database', 'root', ''); I think I also had to change the RANDOM() to RAND().