Connecting to MYSQL Database


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I am using code that looks like this:


	 $db_con = mysql_connect("localhost","root","abc123");

	 if (!$db_con){

		  die('Could not connect: ' . mysql_error());


	 mysql_select_db("my_data", $db_con);


I am trying to connect to a MYSQL Database I made, but the script keeps returning an error "Warning: mysql_connect() [function.mysql-connect]: Access denied for user 'root'@'localhost' (using password: YES) in /home/teampyro/public_html/scout/config.php on line 2

Could not connect: Access denied for user 'root'@'localhost' (using password: YES)"

This is a very noobish question but how should I connect to my database?

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I would advise making a MySQL user and attaching it to the database you wish to use rather than using the cPanel username. You can do this using the MySQL page in cPanel. The reason is if you ever change your cPanel password then you need to update your application configuration to reflect that change.

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