When using Adobe Dreamweaver, it is possible to connect to your database from within the program to make your Web site development easier.

PHP Developers

  • First open a PHP file within Dreamweaver, then open the Databases panel by clicking the Window menu and choosing Databases.
  • In the Databases panel, click the plus icon (+) to add a new connection, and choose the option for MySQL
  • Now you need to enter the details:
    - The name of connection is your choice
    - The MySQL Server is the hostname of your Hostek.com MySQL Server (eg. mysql5.hostek.com)
    - The username and password are the user you assigned to the database and its password
    - For the Database enter the actual name of your database
  • Once you click OK, Dreamweaver will verify your connection details and save the connection


ColdFusion Developers

  • Open a ColdFusion file (cfm, cfc), then open the Databases panel by clicking the Window menu and choosing Databases.
  • In the Databases panel, click the plus icon (+) to add a new connection, and choose the appropriate option for your database (eg. MySQL or Microsoft SQL Server)
  • Now you need to enter the details:
    - The name of connection is your choice
    - The Server is the hostname of your Hostek.com Microsoft SQL Server or MySQL Server (eg. sql2.hostek.com or mysql5.hostek.com)
    - The username and password are the user you assigned to the database and its password
    - For the Database enter the actual name of your database
  • Once you click OK, Dreamweaver will verify your connection details and save the connection