Thanks Chris, I haven't had a chance to look into configuring the new instance of MySQL, but I did have a look to see if there was any data in the new database. To my amazement, all of the tables from my earlier instance of MySQL and also the users, passwords and grants were the same. Somehow, it must have copied them. I don't know enough about how MySQL works to understand why or how this happened. So it does seem possible that your suggestion might be worthwhile, even though you would expect that if the same users and permissions are copied onto the new database, then access should not be a problem. I will keep on it. Thanks again. Santilal -----Original Message----- From: thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org [mailto:thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org] On Behalf Of Chris Anderson Sent: Monday, 19 November 2007 1:46 p.m. To: thelist at lists.evolt.org Subject: Re: [thelist] Mysql connection failed > The first is that I recently installed WAMP, because I was going to > look at > upgrading to PHP5. WAMP has Apache Server (which I have disabled) and > also > PHP5 and MySQL. Could it be that on some occasions it is calling the > wrong > MySQL? How is the MySQL address specified? (Note that these problems > only > started after I loaded WAMP so this looks like a possibility.) Can you configure the new instance of MySQL? If so, try adding the same user at host that you use on the "proper" instance, and see if the error changes to not being able to find the database ;-) Chris -- * * Please support the community that supports you. * * http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !