Just to clarify, Michael is right on the money here. Connections to MySQL on the members.evolt.org server are limited to the localhost for obvious security reasons. Also, its not a good idea to go banging away on the MySQL port. Certain firewall scripts take that as a DOS attack and can block your entire class C IP range from the server(i'm suprised todds email even got through to the list server) :) .djc. Michael Pemberton wrote: > I believe that mysql is currently configured so that only localhost can talk > to it. This means that you need to be running the code on the server side to > be able to communicate to it. > > Todd wrote: > > >>How do you connect to evolt MySQL database using JDBC? >>Where can I find the database port number? >> >>HOST: members.evolt.org:80 >>URL: jdbc:mysql://members.evolt.org:80//public_html//DB_NAME >>User Name: MY_USER_NAME >>Password: MY_PW >> >>Is that info correct? I have spent the last few days trying to figure out >>how to connect and no luck. Any help will be appreciated.