that error is telling you that coldfusion is timing out while trying to connect to the host. is it a local database server? can you connect to it with mysql client or command line from the same server that coldfusion is on? is there a firewall in between?
This will normally be because a firewall is blocking the port required for it to connect. Is this DB located on the same server.
Ok, this was a local database server. I had the port to MySQL incorrect and now am able to verify the MySQL datasource. Now the problem is, if I go to 127.0.0.1:8888/mysite the site is not displaying, I'm just seeing the raw content and the CF tags in the source. I have set the directory index to index.cfm in MAMPs http.conf file.
DirectoryIndex index.wsgi index.py index.cfm
What else am I missing here?