Posted By: Anonymous
I’ve just made a database on mysql on my server. I want to connect to this via my website using php. This is the contents of my connections file:
$dbhost = 'localhost'; $dbuser = 'root'; $dbpass = 'password'; $conn = mysql_connect($dbhost, $dbuser, $dbpass) or die('Error connecting to mysql'); $dbname = 'epub'; mysql_select_db($dbname);
I know what the username/passwords are, and I know the IP address of the server. What I’m just wondering is how do I know which port to use?
If your MySQL server runs on default settings, you don’t need to specify that.
Default MySQL port is 3306.
[updated to show mysql_error() usage]
$conn = mysql_connect($dbhost, $dbuser, $dbpass) or die('Error connecting to mysql: '.mysql_error());