A connection string is a sequence of variables which will address the specific database and allow you to connect your code to your MySQL database.
If you do not have a database yet, the following article will provide you with the proper instructions: How to Create and Delete MySQL Databases and Users
Once you have a database setup, create the database's tables either via phpMyAdmin, MySQL software or use an online PHP or Perl script.
Use the following configuration settings:
- Version: MySQL 5
- Username: cpUsername_dbUserName
- Database Name: cpUsername_dbName
- Password: The password for cpUsername_dbUsername
- Hostaddress: localhost
- Port: 3306
Connection String Examples
The connection string can be either of the two examples below (be sure to replace the variables in red with your actual information):
$dbh = DBI->connect("DBI:mysql:cpUsername_dbName:localhost","cpUsername_dbUsername","password");
$dbh=mysql_connect ("localhost", "cpUsername_dbUsername", "password")
or die ('I cannot connect to the database.');
For more information on how to work with phpMyAdmin. please visit: phpMyAdmin.net.
Recommended Help Content
I get the following database connection error: Warning: mysql_connect() [function.mysql-connect]: Host 'host#.FastDomain.com' is blocked because of many connection errors; unblock with 'mysqlad
This article will explain how to connect your scripts to your MySQL databases.
This article will go over different application available for remote connection to your databases.
Related Help Content
This article will explain MySQL database and user creation and deletion, and explain how to assign a user to a database.
How do I remotely connect using a database management software?
Can I make multiple IMAP connections to the same email address?
This article will show a few MySQL errors along with explanations as to why they might be occurring.
How to restore MySQL databases using the Site Backup & Restore tool
This article will explain how to change or reset the password for a MySQL user.
How to backup all of your MySQL databases using the Site Backup & Restore tool
This article will show you how to rename a database table in phpMyAdmin.