WebGL - Error establishing a database connection


I’ve created my Number Wizard UI game and decided to try and upload it to my web server to host it for a few of my friends to see. However, when ever they go to the page, the receive the error “Error establishing a database connection”. When I visit it from the machine I’ve uploaded it from, it works fine but if I visit from a different computer, I also get the “Error establishing a database connection” error.

I’ve tried to look around for a solution but I’ve been unsuccessful.

Hi Tim,

Did you test your game locally in your brower before you uploaded it onto the internet?

Hi Nina,

Yes, I did the build & run option and it ran fine. It also runs fine when I used the machine I uploaded from and navigating to the URL. But when my friend tries to go to the same URL and even when I try from a different machine, I get the error.

Try to upload it to another website, e.g. simmer.io or itch.io.

Fortunately, it does. However, I still don’t understand what’s happening when I put it on my own webhost. I upload the .ZIP file and just unzip. Wonder if I need to change any settings.

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