[thelist] MYSQL Connecting problems

Rob Whitener rwhitener at DesignOptions.com
Thu Feb 27 08:02:01 CST 2003

I had some strange problems like this with MySQL and PHP also.  I can't
really tell you what to do.  The way I worked it was by creating a Database
Class that extended a class of constants in which I have constants for the
datatbase name, hostname, userid, and password (probably not the most secure
solution, but easy to update).

Have you tried taking the quotes off of the variables you pass into the

>$db = mysql_connect("mysql.addr.com", -->"$userid", -->"$password");

-----Original Message-----
From: CDitty [mailto:mail at redhotsweeps.com]
Sent: Wednesday, February 26, 2003 5:42 PM
To: thelist at lists.evolt.org
Subject: [thelist] MYSQL Connecting problems

Hello all.  I am getting this error when I try to make a connection to the
mysql database.
Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket 'please specify
mysql.addr.com as the hostname' (2)

This is my connection string.
$db = mysql_connect("mysql.addr.com", "$userid", "$password");

I have verified the database server is correct.  The user id and password
is correct.  Can anyone offer any advice?  I have never come across this
error that could not be fixed.  Scripts in another directory work fine
using this same database server address.



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