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This wiki article will show how to Manage the DSN's for your domains using WCP.
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== About This Site ==
  
=What is a Data Source Name (DSN)?=
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Welcome to the Hostek.com wiki based knowledge base for Hostek.com customers. 
  
'''DSN''' - The '''Data Source Name''' is a data structure that contains information about a specific database that an ODBC, JDBC and OLE driver can use in order to connect to it.  
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Keeping with the nature of a great wiki, anyone can read articles and comments and any Hostek.com customer can create new articles and update existing ones. NOTE:  This is not the place to ask a question.  Since a customer can create/edit, some of the articles may be incomplete or incorrect; but that doesn't mean that it will stay that way very long. So if you are a customer and find a mistake, feel free to correct the mistake.
  
This is an alternative option for those that don't want to specify the Database connection information to pass through their code.
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== Start Here ==
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=Navigating to DSN settings=
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<li>First login to your WCP control panel for the account the domain is under: https://wcp.hostek.com
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== Contribute ==
  
<li>Once logged into WCP if you have multiple domains you may need to select the appropriate domain to manage using the ''''Hosted Domains'''' drop-down in the top-right of the page as shown in the screenshot below:
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[[file:wcp_change_domain.png]]
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<li>Now click on the icon labeled ''''DSN'''' under the '''Databases''' section</li>
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If the content does not exist, login using your cp.hostek.com login information.
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[[file:DSN_button.png]]
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<li>You should now see a list of available DSN Connetions currently configured your the specified domain.</li>
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Please follow the policies and guidelines when adding or editing an article. Thank you for contributing and sharing your knowledge with the rest of us.  
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[[file:DSN_List.png]]
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==Creating a DSN==
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NOTE:  This is not a place to add spam or to try to promote your business. Any user doing such will be banned from editing/contributing.
In the above section, we covered how to log in and view your current DSN's. We will now proceed with creating a new DSN.
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<li>On the DSN panel click on the click on the ''''Add'''' option as shown in the screenshot below:</li>
 
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[[file:DSNoutline.png]]
 
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<li>Now click the Database type you wish to connect to per screenshot below:</li>
 
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[[file:Databasetypes.png]]
 
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<li>Next click on ''''ADD'''', then proceed to fill out the required information ''''(Database Usernames and Passwords must match the existing user)'''' as shown in the screenshot below:</li>
 
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[[file:Databaseinformation.png]]
 
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<li>Now you should see a message stating the DSN was successful and the connection was successful.</li>
 
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[[file:DSNcreated.png]]
 
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==Editing a DSN==
 
In the above section, we covered how to create a DSN using WCP. Now we will review how to update your DSN information.
 
 
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<li>In WCP click on the ''''DSN'''' option as shown in the below screenshot:</li>
 
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[[file:DSN_button.png]]
 
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<li>Now click on the Pencil Icon located to the left of the DSN you wish to update as shown in the screenshot below:</li>
 
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[[file:DSNedit.png]]
 
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<li>Update the connection to the new information required for the DSN to connect properly </li>
 
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[[file:Databaseinformation.png]]
 
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<li>Now that you have made the nessary chages to the DSN click on ''''Save'''' and verify that the Green ''''Data Source Updated'''' bar is dispalyed.</li>
 
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[[file:DSNupdated.png]]
 
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===DSN Common issues===
 
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If you receive a red connection error when setting the DSN information ensure that the proper user credentials are being set. If the issue persists after verify your information please contact us at support@hostek.com.
 
 
Additionally, if you are setting up an ACCESS database through WCP and a Red error is displayed with failing to connect to the database. Please ensure that an .LDB file does not exist in your file structure.
 
 
 
[[Category:WCP (Windows based Control Panel)]]
 
  
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==Official Guides==
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:How_to_edit_a_page Quick Guide]
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* [http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Help:Editing MediaWiki editing help]
 
* [http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Help:Editing MediaWiki editing help]

Latest revision as of 21:58, 24 August 2017

About This Site

Welcome to the Hostek.com wiki based knowledge base for Hostek.com customers.

Keeping with the nature of a great wiki, anyone can read articles and comments and any Hostek.com customer can create new articles and update existing ones. NOTE: This is not the place to ask a question. Since a customer can create/edit, some of the articles may be incomplete or incorrect; but that doesn't mean that it will stay that way very long. So if you are a customer and find a mistake, feel free to correct the mistake.

Start Here

Get some help by browsing the categories here:

General Shared Hosting Email Databases VPS / Virtual Servers
Getting Started ColdFusion SmarterMail MySQL VPS
Tutorials Linux Configuring Email Clients MS SQL ColdFusion VPS
Control Panels Railo MS Access Linux VPS
Domain Names Windows Dedicated Email Server Railo VPS
Sales Resellers Misc Email Items Windows VPS
Billing cPanel Mail SmarterMail VPS
Infrastructure

Contribute

If you would like to contribute to this wiki, please first search and make sure the content does not already exist.

If the content does not exist, login using your cp.hostek.com login information.

Please follow the policies and guidelines when adding or editing an article. Thank you for contributing and sharing your knowledge with the rest of us.

NOTE: This is not a place to add spam or to try to promote your business. Any user doing such will be banned from editing/contributing.


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