Connecting to MySQL through PHP...


Use the following outline to connect and begin querying the MySQL server from within your PHP scripts.

  1. Connect to the MySQL server
    Use the following statement to connect to the database server. Substitute the username, and
    password for ones who have created in the MyAdmin interface and have given adequate
    permissions to this database.
  2. Select Your Database
    Use the following statement to select the database you wish to connect to. Make sure you
    substitute the example with your database name.
  3. Executing A Query
    You are now ready to execute your queries. Remember that the databases and users used must be created in the MyAdmin interface in your CP. Most problems that arise with your scripts will be due to incorrect permission settings.


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