Just out of interest, what's the standard/best/tried&tested method for handling errors in relation to connecting to DB's? i.e. how to check that the connection was a success, and if not then display why.
any pointers appreciated. .b > -----Original Message----- > From: Mike Eheler [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] > Sent: 03 May 2002 02:28 > To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] > Subject: [PHP] Re: PHP with MySQL > > > Typically it's done like: > > $db = mysql_connect('localhost','username','password'); > > The MySQL database detects what host you're connecting from, and appends > that to your username. I'm not sure if it's possible to specify an > alternate host. > > So if both PHP and MySQL are on the same machine, and you connect to the > MySQL server as 'username', MySQL will see you as 'username@localhost'. > > Mike > > > Paras Mukadam wrote: > > Hi Gurus, > > one MySQL - PHP query : while granting permissions to particular user in > > MySQL, the administrator has to give username@machine_address > !! Then how > > can we connect to MySQL through PHP only by passing "username" > as one of the > > arguments to mysql_connect() ? > > > > Thanks. > > Paras. > > > -- > PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) > To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php > > -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php