Thank to you all... I have mysql working extraordinally on my tomcat. Now I am trying to attack the big one. deploying the code on a web server. I have a blanc page display when I am trying to request the database with a servlet. I think that the errors is in the URL here is how I made the connection. private String URL = "jdbc:mysql://http://www.sauceeduc.com/common"; Class.forName( "org.gjt.mm.mysql.Driver" ).newInstance(); connection = DriverManager.getConnection( URL, "xxx", "xxx"); statement = connection.createStatement (); can anyone tell me if there is anything wrong with my URL. (www.sauceeduc.com is my web page address and common is my database) Thanks Kablan!