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so, i'm working on my first MySQL project and i'm already stumped. i got a MySQL database up and running on my computer, and i've been able to work with that without problems. now i'm trying to get connected to my online database, and i can't......when i attempt to connect it tells me:"ERROR 2003 (HY000): Unknown MySQL server host 'myhostname' (11004)"i'm using both the C-Prompt and the MySQL Command Line Client that came with my download, both to no avail. my format is:>mysql connect -h hostname -u username -p...right off the FAQs. what am i doing wrong?...thanks so much for any help!love,jason

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so, the hostname i was given is "db525.perfora.net"...do i need something other than that? because that's exactly what i've been entering and it fails. i tried it once with "http://" in front, but that failed after thinking for a long time......any ideas? or should i start harassing my hosting service's tech support?...thanks!love,jason

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i called tech support and figured out that my hosting package doesn't allow C-Prompt access, but they've got a tool on their site that allows me to build my tables......they said i should be able to connect to the database via PHP, however......so now i might be asking the wrong question in the wrong forum, but when i attempted to connect to the database with PHP, it's not finding the database yet again......i'm pretty sure my syntax is correct:

<?php  $emailList = $HTTP_POST_VARS['emailList'];@ $db = mysql_pconnect('http://db525.perfora.net', 'username', 'password');  if (!$db)	{	echo 'Error: could not connect to the database. Please try again!';	exit;	}  mysql_select_db('email');  $query = "insert into email values		('".$emailList."')";  $result = mysql_query($query);  if($result)		  echo 'Thank you for signing up!<br/><br/>';	  echo 'The email address you submitted was: <b>'.$emailList.'</b><br/><br/>';	  echo '<a href="http://www.thenategreenexperience.com">Click here to be redirected back to the Nate Green 		Experience.</a>';?>

...my table structure is extremely basic:email(mailID, email)mailID is the primary key, auto_increment. email is supposed to store the email address entered in my input box when the user clicks "Sign Up!"...did i screw something up in my code?...any help is greatly appreciated...love,jason

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EDITthanks to the code jblack had up in another forum, i was able to get the code working. i gave you credit, jblack, in case anyone's wondering......thanks to justsomeguy for helping me determine that it wasn't just me that couldn't connect to the darn thing...love,jason

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