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I am currently trying to host a movie database website on DigitalOcean.
I have set up a droplet with LAMP installed and managed to clone the repository from GitHub to /var/www/html. If I set a regular HTML page as the index, it works just fine. However, attempting to do the same with a PHP file presents me with the error seen in the title of the post. I have a .sql file containing the data and I can’t figure out where it should be uploaded to. I know this is a problem with the database, but I am unsure of how to solve it.
Using XAMPP to test locally works perfectly fine.
I realize this is a novice question and might come across as ignorant, but this is my first time hosting and using a Linux terminal.
Greatly appreciate any and all help.
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