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    Default mySQL Hostname?

    Hi, I've set up a mySQL database for my site and have set the hostname to 'localhost'. I have set up php script such as register, login/logout, etc. I'd like the users information to be stored in the mySQL database I've specified. Will this work, even if the hostname for my site I set to 'localhost'? I always thought localhost meant only my computer will be able to use the codes?
    Last edited by dyr; 04-29-2012 at 12:05 PM.

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    Default Re: mySQL Hostname?


    Using "localhost" as the hostname in your script configuration is common. It tells the script that MySQL is hosted on the same server the script is uploaded to. Thus, database changes are made to the local MySQL server.

    Thank you.
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