In other news, I have the connection working between PostgreSQL and PHP For the interested, it involved following this tutorial.
However, the code you gave me doesn't work yet Hoikas... I mean I can connect to the database (if I change the password, it spits out an error right away) but all I get is "The server is currently down. Please check back later!" when it's obviously up and running. I did copy the two required files ds-config.ini.php and ds-functions.php but alas... no dice yet.
Is there a way in which I can test the connection with an easier query to see why it can't see my server as online?
Edit: With a little bit of cheating I managed to force the "So many explorers in the cavern" message.
That works perfectly. So we KNOW the web page connects to the database, it's just that somehow the "Shard is offline" message seems to override everything else!