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Connecting to a Remote Host who uses PHPMyAdmin

Thread began 9/30/2009 4:27 pm by karen.marley367377 | Last modified 10/23/2009 6:51 am by karen.marley367377 | 3385 views | 5 replies


Create a php document and put code in it:

# FileName="Connection_php_mysql.htm"
# Type="MYSQL"
# HTTP="true"
$hostname_bgweb = "localhost";
$database_bgweb = "database name";
$username_bgweb = "database user name";
$password_bgweb = "database password";
$bgweb = mysql_pconnect($hostname_bgweb, $username_bgweb, $password_bgweb) or trigger_error(mysql_error(),E_USER_ERROR);

Just that text, nothing else.

Save this as (say) connect.php in a folder called Connections

Then at the beginning (first line) of any php page that needs to make a connection to your mySql database put the line:

<?php require_once('Connections/connect.php'); ?> (or whatever the path would be in relation to your page)

This is neater and easier in the long run, - DreamWeaver for example will look in the 'Connections' folder to see if you have a connection already set up, and will use it automatically as an option if ever you are creating code that requires calling on your mySql database.

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