Ask the Expert

Integrating a PHP project with MySQL

I've had a lot of trouble integrating Mambo and MySQL. Can you offer some pointers?

Requires Free Membership to View

Here are some things I would look at when generally integrating a PHP project with MySQL:
  1. Do you have recent versions of PHP and MySQL installed? MySQL 4.1 is recommended at the moment, along with PHP 5 if you can get it.
  2. Are you having a password hashing issue? I have written about diagnosing and resolving this at my FAQ.
  3. Do you have a proper user and database created with appropriate permissions for the user?
  4. Have you checked the MySQL error log?
There are a lot of unknowns when advising on installing something like Mambo. Hopefully, these considerations will get you started.

This was first published in June 2005

There are Comments. Add yours.

TIP: Want to include a code block in your comment? Use <pre> or <code> tags around the desired text. Ex: <code>insert code</code>

REGISTER or login:

Forgot Password?
By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy
Sort by: OldestNewest

Forgot Password?

No problem! Submit your e-mail address below. We'll send you an email containing your password.

Your password has been sent to: