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oneillg October 17th, 2007 02:29 PM

Database Connection
 
Hi all,
I am a C++ developer - new to PHP and MySql. Am using MySql on a Yahoo domain that supports MySql & PHP. Just trying the basics, but when I do the following:
<?php
// Connecting, selecting database
$link = mysql_connect('http://mydomain.com', 'myusername', 'mypassword'); ?>

it times out. Have tried substituting with the IP address, added port number - all with the same result. I expect (and hope) it is something easy.

Thanks for helping.

-Gabe

oneillg October 17th, 2007 04:48 PM

Well it took me the entire day, but I found the answer. It was sort of staring me in the face in the Yahoo docs, too. Yahoo needs the host name to be 'mysql'. Hope this saves someone else a little time.

-Gabe


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