I've uploaded my ASP. NET 3.5 (C#) application to the goDaddy server. based on some data in my database, my default page should display that data. Currently, when my page loads no data is showing even though there is data in the database. With the I/O on this server being as "fickle" as it is, right now, i'm just looking for some code i can write in my code behind files, to display some text / info about where in the execution path the app is as it's moving so that I can see maybe where the break down is occurring, I truly don't know if i'm getting connected to my database. In other words i don't know if the connection string i'm using is working, or if it's bombing out in the background and just eating the exception before i can see it. So are there some statements i can write that will just display some text telling me where the app is in the execution path? Or any other ways I can test that my db is connected correctly?