[nycphp-talk] Xampp Mysql Connection Issues

Jon Baer jonbaer at
Wed Aug 8 14:04:16 EDT 2007

Provided you are running XP SP2 you need to deactivate the firewall  
(or setup 3306 separately) ...

- Jon

On Aug 8, 2007, at 12:05 PM, anan tette-tawia wrote:

> Issue
> I have been trying to learn php development by installing xampp on  
> my pc. The problem i am having is that i am able to save my php  
> scripts and run them successfully but when i started trying to  
> write programs that have to connect to the mysql database it  
> started giving me all kinds of errors.
> So my guess is that i am not being able to connect to the mysql db  
> even though phpmyadmin seems to be connecting to it. I tried  
> reading all these php forum tips on pinging mysql, etc but i dont  
> seem to be making any clear headway.
> Can anyone please HELP me by giving me some good tips on pinging  
> and troubleshooting my problem. Please find below a list of my  
> environment info ;
> OS: Win XP
> Computer type: laptop
> Distribution: XAMPP
> MYSQL: v5
> System firewall: Default windows firewall
> Internet Security: AOL Active Shield
> thanks,
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