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  • # April 26, 2013 at 11:05 am

    I am trying to follow [the Creating a Web App from Scratch series]( “the creating a Web App from scratch series”) ,I have no prior experience with PHP,I’v downloaded the source file and uploaded to a host just to see if it works for myself([Your text to link here…]( “site”))

    but the screen shows me this error:

    Warning: require_once(inc/FirePHPCore/FirePHP.class.php): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/u265831516/public_html/site/common/base.php on line 13 Fatal error: require_once(): Failed opening required ‘inc/FirePHPCore/FirePHP.class.php’ (include_path=’.:/usr/lib/php’) in /home/u265831516/public_html/site/common/base.php on line 13

    Could anyone guide me through the right way?Did I upload the content in the wrong directory? Thanks in advance.

    # April 26, 2013 at 5:27 pm

    I’v uploaded the files in public_html(since all the content here is visible to public) and then I wanted a subdirectory called “site” so, public_html/site/ (here the downloaded file).
    here’s my filezilla screenshot:

    # April 26, 2013 at 7:49 pm

    It’s looking for a file named `FirePHP.class.php` in your `/home/u265831516/public_html` `/site/inc/FirePHPCore/` directory. Does that file exist on your server?

    # April 26, 2013 at 8:37 pm

    You sure @traq? The script causing the error is `/home/u265831516/public_html/site/common/base.php`, so it’s looking for `/home/u265831516/public_html/site/common/inc/FirePHPCore/FirePHP.class.php` unless I’m mistaken. Try:


    # April 27, 2013 at 3:49 am

    @traq The file FirePHP.class.php hasn’t been provided in the source code download file and isn’t present in /home/u265831516/public_html /site/inc/FirePHPCore/ Am I supposed to create one?

    @CrocoDillon The line exists in base.php. This is the code of [base.php]( “base.php”)

    # April 27, 2013 at 6:04 am

    I guess you could get a copy from

    Seeing including the constants doesn’t give a warning I guess my earlier statement was wrong.

    # April 27, 2013 at 6:58 am

    @traq ,@CrocoDillion The link worked like magic!

    But There’s a new warning:

    Connection failed: SQLSTATE[28000] [1045] Access denied for user ‘db_user’@’localhost’ (using password: YES)

    I’m Guessing this is because no permission is granted to the database?
    The series aimed at creating a db in XAMPP,so I am not sure the same steps are supposed to be followed on a web host?

    # April 27, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    How you connect to your DB will depend on how your DB is set up. You should be able to get host/user/pass/etc. from your host.

    # April 28, 2013 at 5:18 am

    What caused that warning? my host doesn’t provide a MySQL database wizards* where permissions can be given to the database users I suppose? [Cpanel]( “host”)

    # April 28, 2013 at 6:25 am

    What do you have when you go to MySQL Databases?

    # April 28, 2013 at 8:03 am

    [MySQL Databases]( “MySQL Databases”)

    Tried to import the database and tables :

    [Error while importing from database created in XAMPP]( “Error while importing from database created in XAMPP”)

    I’v tried :

    Still it keeps giving me the Connection failed error.

    # April 28, 2013 at 8:24 am

    Probably best to wait for @traq‘s reply… but I’d say you’re trying to connect to localhost, try instead, in your DB connection script.

    # April 28, 2013 at 8:52 am

    If you meant instead of ‘localhost’ I should use ‘’, it still gives the same error:

    Access denied for user ‘u265831516_nick’@’localhost’ to database ‘u265831516_first’

    # April 28, 2013 at 11:10 am

    > Still it keeps giving me the Connection failed error.
    `Access denied for user ‘u265831516_nick’@’localhost’ to database ‘u265831516_first’`

    Does it *always* give that error (can you *ever* connect to your DB, even in PHPMyAdmin)?

    How are you trying to create that database? Are you trying to import it using an sql file? Can you create a new table using the [Create table] button in PHPMyAdmin?

    …going back to the [script with your PDO connection](, try changing the line



    exit( “dsn: $dsn
    DB_USER: “.DB_USER.’
    DB_PASS: ‘.DB_PASS );

    Run the script, copy the output, and then change the script back (*do not* leave it; it’s a security risk to reveal that info to the public).

    Make sure the dsn, your username and password are correct (**do not** post your password here).

    > You sure @traq? The script causing the error is /home/u265831516/public_html/site/common/base.php, so it’s looking for /home/u265831516/public_html/site/common/inc/FirePHPCore/FirePHP.class.php unless I’m mistaken.

    sorry: yeah, I missed that. But I think Nick01 has solved that already anyway.

    # April 28, 2013 at 11:20 am

    @benwalker Yes,It allows to create new databases.I thought of exporting the database I had creating using XAMPP,that failed too due to the same error. Then I tried the manual SQL commands as instructed in the Series. I get the same [Your text to link here…]( “Error”)
    @traq Sorry I missed your comment before writing this comment.I’m checking the solution posted by you.

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