> I want to compare a password to a encrypted password stored in my
> database using password('password'), what's the best way to compare
> two?
> Encrypted the password sent by the user and compare or pull the
> from the database based on username, decrypt it and then compare?

SELECT 1 FROM table WHERE password_column = PASSWORD('$password') AND
username = '$username'

If a row is returned, the username and password match what's in the
database. $password and $username would come from your form or

---John Holmes...

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