; Default socket name for local MySQL connects. If empty, uses the built-in
; MySQL defaults.
my phpinfo is showing the following for MySql:
Active Persistent Links 0
Active Links 0
Client API version 5.0.45
MYSQL_LIBS -L/usr/lib/mysql -lmysqlclient
My php scripts work like a charm, but they can't connect to MySQL! I have been drudging through forums looking for something to try, but have not found a solution. I have thus found this forum, which seems to have the most knowledgeable members.
Please lend a sugestion, as I am under the gun to get this done, I really apprecite the help!
This is a zen cart installation, it is an open source ecommerce solution. I have never had an issue hosting this script on any other host, so I have to assume it is not a syntax or misused function error. This is a new install, I suspect it has to do with the way PHP and MySQL talk to each other, maybe a permissions error, or something along those lines. Thanks for responding so quickly, I appreciate your help, but I think this issue has to be dealt with using a different approach.
Any more comments or input from others is always welcomed!!
edit: also when the error occurs, I get the default "we are having trouble connecting to our database" page zen cart displays, Ill work on getting a better error message then that though.
First thing I would do is see if Zen Cart has a configuration option to use the PDO extension or else the mysqli interface instead of mysql. If not, you might want to check out the sticky posts [/url]here[/url] (wevdeveloper.com's sister forum phpbuilder.com) to see if they shed any light on the subject.
(Note that it looks like PHP6 will probably emphasize PDO, and all database-specific extensions will likely be moved to PECL, making them potentially even more problematic to use.)
"Please give us a simple answer, so that we don't have to think, because if we think, we might find answers that don't fit the way we want the world to be."
~ Terry Pratchett in Nation
thanks everyone, especially NogDog, Ive seen your posts before, and you are truly a man among mice in the php realm.
it was the code that was the issue, or actually the password I had for the database login (I used the old pw) :banghead:
anyway, for those of you troubleshooting a similar issue and winding up in this thread try the following script to do a very simple test to the connection, put it in a plain text file (or use you php ide) and save it as anything really (iI used mysql_test.php) slap it on your server and type the location into your browser.