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Yaxin Yuan
Yaxin Yuan
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I installed Mysql using standard approach(downloaded from mysql website), is there a way to "connect" XAMPP to the mysql

I got workbench, mysql community server. So I unchecked the option "mysql" while installing XAMPP. Now it automatically disabled mysql when I start XAMPP control panel...

1 Answer

You should download MAMP. Then use this script:

<?php
$link = mysql_connect('server_address', 'mysql_user', 'mysql_password');
if (!$link) {
    die('Could not connect: ' . mysql_error());
}
echo 'Connected successfully';
mysql_close($link);
?>

Fill in the server address, mysql_user and the mysql_password.