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External Database with WP (12 posts)

  1. mkashifqamar
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    is it possible that, I have External database with word press. I am in the Middle of Making website with WP. this is Fashion website. i have model registration form, where new models register their self for different fashion shows, this is Completly different with Bloging, i want to host this pages and data base with WP is it Posible to Do this??? the Page Example is this is just an Example, I want to host page like this.

  2. jjsararas
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    i've been scouring and searching for hours to find some basic how-to on using an external database.

    this thread (below) is top in results but should just be deleted it as it was closed without any useful information provided.
    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/using-external-database-for-wordpress-installation?replies=6

  3. itsonlybarney
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    To clarify your questions:

    You have an existing website with that has user registrations, and you are wanting to create a blog, that uses the existing user registration data?

  4. jjsararas
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I have wordpress hosted on a server with no database as part of the hosting package. I want to specify a db that resides on a different server. I'm assuming I have to provide an IP somewhere? Thanks!

  5. jjsararas
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    fyi it's a fresh install, no existing users/data

  6. itsonlybarney
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    The company providing the database should be able to give you an address to connect to the database.

    You might be given a link like those shown here such as MediaTemple Gridserver or Rackspace Cloud.

  7. jjsararas
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    The company providing the database is me. :) I have the IP address, just don't know how to configure wp-config properly. getting 'Error establishing...'

    I currently have:

    define('DB_HOST', 'mysqlhost', '###.###.##.###');

    and have added the 'incoming' domain to the list in Remote mySQL in cPanel. I have it as 'www.thesite.ca' (where the files are hosted), and I'm wondering if I have to specify the IP instead, or the http://ftp.thesite.com address.

  8. itsonlybarney
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Change your DB_HOST setting in wp-config.php to this format:

    define('DB_HOST', '###.###.##.###');

    This might be one issue, as for the database server, maybe you need to provide the server IP for the incoming domain on the mySQL server.

  9. jjsararas
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks, tried it all, still no luck!

  10. itsonlybarney
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Are these two servers hosted on the same network? Maybe try their respective local IP addresses.

    If this doesn't work, I'm all out of ideas.

  11. jjsararas
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I'm suspecting it may be a port issue. I'll post once I find out. Thanks for taking a crack at it with me.

    **moderators please DON'T close this thread. let's make these threads useful for others coming up against the same issues.

  12. mkashifqamar
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I just want to make it Clear

    I have wordpress site running and I create page Called registration. Now I want each and every single Entry save in "External Database(Not where all the Database of wordpress saved)". I want to Create Separate Database for it??? is it Possible???

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