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How do i find out the port number i should use for my website?

simple question

3 Answers

You can also run the following SQL query in MySQL console or phpMyAdmin -> Query window to get the port number:

SHOW VARIABLES WHERE variable_name = 'port';

Hi trisha,

Port number for what? Different services use different ports. The apache web port is probably 80. Are you talking about a hosting service?

Put this in a file, call it whatever you want as long as it has a php extension. I just name mine phpinfo.php. Put this on your website and run it from your browser. It will give you more info than you will ever use.

<?php
phpinfo();
?>

Jeff

im trying to find out the port number to use when connect to my database example the one for MAMP =8889

I'm not a Mac user (Linux) but I believe 8889 is correct. You can still use the script I provided above. Since you get so much information, use the browser find function and enter mysql.

that worked thank you :)