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  1. #1
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    Sep 2011

    Connection issues w/ mysql_connect() ???

    I've been looking for a solution on various forums for hours...

    I keep getting this error:
    Warning: mysql_connect() [function.mysql-connect]: Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/tmp/mysql.sock' (2)

    the script that I'm using is

    PHP Code:
    $connection mysql_connect('localhost','username','password') or die ("<p class = 'error'>Sorry, we were unable to connect to the database server.</p>"); 
    The username and password are correct when I use them to log into phpMyAdmin. I've been looking at forums and people are saying to change the socket, but how do I go about doing that? I can see that PHP is attempting to connect via tmp/mysql.sock when I checked MySQL variables it says that the socket directory is /var/run/mysqld/mysqld.sock. How would I either change the socket directory in my script or change the directory in my mysql config file?

    The company I'm working for is using NetworkSolutions as their hosting server if that makes any difference.

    any help or advice would be great.


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