Not answering your question but I'd put the connect info into a separate
include file. This should then be placed in a directory that can be
accessed by the Web Server but not by any other user (except root). Then
when you need to establish a connection you just need to include the file.
Gael Lams wrote:
I use the classic following rows to connect to a mysql
database. I always put $passsword in clear in the php
connection file and I wonder whether there is a way to
have it in md5 so that someone reading the file could
not use it to connect to the db. I googled a bit but
find only threads explaining how to have password
saved in md5 inside a mysql table which is not I would
like to do
$server_name = 'localhost';
$db_name = 'cmsdb';
$user_name = 'user';
$password = 'clearpassword';
if (!$dbconnect =
mysql_connect($server_name, $user_name, $password))
echo "Connection failed to the
echo "Cannot connect to
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