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Localhost connection not working

Thread began 4/09/2018 11:51 am by john70964 | Last modified 4/10/2018 6:59 pm by john70964 | 546 views | 7 replies


Localhost connection not working

I have some updating todo on my website.

I wish to carry this out on localhost to enable some testing before reupload.
I downloaded the site files OK and placed these into Dreamweaver.
I exported the database files from the server to this PC and the database is working correctly in Navicat.

When I try to open the index.php page I get the following error.
Can anyone please assist me with this?

Warning: mysql_pconnect(): Access denied for user 'root'@'localhost' (using password: YES) in C:\xampp\htdocs\mywebsite April 2018\Connections\conn1.php on line 9

Fatal error: Access denied for user 'root'@'localhost' (using password: YES) in C:\xampp\htdocs\mywebsite April 2018\Connections\conn1.php on line 9

The database opens in Navicat correctly

The connection file is as below
# FileName="Connection_php_mysql.htm"
# Type="MYSQL"
# HTTP="true"
$hostname_conn1 = "localhost";
$database_conn1 = "connectionname april 2018";
$username_conn1 = "root";
$password_conn1 = "mypassword";
$conn1 = mysql_pconnect($hostname_conn1, $username_conn1, $password_conn1) or trigger_error(mysql_error(),E_USER_ERROR);

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