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jane_doe
Hello again!

I want to know what is the syntax for loggin in to the database of a website. It's hosted on a ftp server. I have all the information, user, password, etc, but i do not know how to access it. It may be a stupid question, but, please, help me!
CharlesEF
I, for one, need more information. FTP is normally used to transfer files back and forth between your computer and your web host. A database log in is not done with FTP, that I know of.
jane_doe
Maybe i haven't explained correctly. I was provided ftp and mysql information data for a website (user, passwords, host, etc). I want to be able to create new folders on the server and modify some files. How can i do this? How can i access the database in order to do that? Is it an url syntax(similar to the ftp login)? I don't really know how this things work.
Christian J
QUOTE(jane_doe @ Mar 18 2014, 09:29 PM) *

I want to be able to create new folders on the server and modify some files. How can i do this?

That's done with FTP, not a DB. Filezilla is a free popular FTP program.

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How can i access the database in order to do that? Is it an url syntax(similar to the ftp login)?

You only need to make changes in a DB if the site is created by a DB in the first place. But...

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I don't really know how this things work.

...in that case you really should stay away from databases for the time being.

Does the web site already exist? Then you need to be very careful if it's created by a DB. I suggest you start practicing with ordinary, static web pages first.



jane_doe
Thanks for your answer. Yes, the website already exists. All i want to do is create a test folder so i won't mess things up. If something doesn't work fine, i'll delete it. The site is created with wow slider (some wizard for non-coders) and i want to arrange a bit its appearance.

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