MySQL Information

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With most web scripts, any data created when handling a page request is discarded when the script finishes. To be useful, scripts of consequence need persistant data storage. This usually means interacting with a database management system, such as MySQL.

Before being able to use MySQL, you should create a MySQL database and user through cPanel. Then you need to configure your script to connect to MySQL, the following settings should be used:

Host/Server Name
localhost
Port
3306 (not necessary)
Username
Your cPanel username followed by an underscore and the MySQL username you configured in cPanel.
Password
The password that you used when creating the MySQL user.
Database
Your cPanel username followed by an underscore and the name of the database that you created in cPanel.

Remember: Free hosting accounts do not have remote MySQL access.

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