P_connect vs mysql_connect

kmnair kmnair at gmail.com
Sun May 27 17:12:17 CEST 2007

On 5/27/07, Joe Rosa <joeszepe at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> My host doesn't allow a p_connection (mysql:// roundcube:pass at localhost/roundcubemail) to the MySQL database for security reasons , they suggested to use a mysql_connect to make the connector. Someone knows if is it possible to do that ?? And how ??
> Thanks
> Joe Rosa
> joeszepe at yahoo.co.uk

I assume by host you mean your ISP. And I also assume that you are
using shared hosting.

It is best to use phpmyadmin.

The string to be used in your db.inc.php would be something similar to below.


This is for shared hosting. In shared hosting, when you create
databases in MySql, they are created by suffixing your login name. So
a user with login name "abc" will have a database with name
"roundcube" as abc_roundcube.

You will need to get the exact host name from your ISP.



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