Hi. I am new to ASP.net and managed to connect to an Access database backend. I now want to build a Web application with a SQL backend but keep on getting the error below. I am using Visual Studio 2010. Am I supposed to download a version of SQL. I just assumed that SQL came as part of VS 2010. What about MySQL. Really need basic advice on setting up a SQL backend
A network-related or instance-specific error occurred while establishing a connection to SQL Server. The server was not found or was not accessible.
Verify that the instance name is correct and that SQL Server is configured to allow remote connections. (provider: TCP Provider, error: 0 – A connection attempt failed because the connected party did not properly respond after a period of time, or established connection failed because connected host has failed to respond.)