What I do, because I am using a test  platform is to put the line with 
pconnect() in a small text file, place this file somewhere on the disk, 
outside of the web site root
and refer to that file with include() in my code.
This way, even if the PHP source code were compromised, the user name 
and password used to access the DB cannot be seen.

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> Re: [PHP] PHP and MYSQL Security`
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> Date:
> Sun, 27 Jan 2002 16:59:31 -0800
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>If this file has a .php extension remote users will not have access to the
>variables because the file is parsed by php and they never see the actual
>file contents when requesting the document via the web.  If you are
>concerned with users on localhost having access to the file, simply give it
>the correct permissions so that no one else has read access.
>If you are concerned about web users having access, if, for example, the php
>parser crashed and apache tried to pass the file through without parsing,
>you can put the default server, user and pass variables in the php.ini file
>which is not in the document root for apache.  Of course, this only works if
>all of your scripts use the same server, user and password.
>Duky Yuen <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote in message
>>How can I secure my username and password? In 1 of my files, it contains
>>the following:
>>    $conn = mysql_connect( "", "username", "password");
>>    mysql_select_db("database",$conn);
>>What should I do, so people can't get this information?

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