The free MySQL database is very often used with PHP.
Before you can access data in a database, you must create a connection to the database.
In PHP, this is done with the mysql_connect() function.
Note: There are more available parameters, but the ones listed above are the most
important. Visit our full PHP MySQL Reference for more details.
In the following example we store the connection in a variable ($con) for later use in the
script. The "die" part will be executed if the connection fails:
The connection will be closed automatically when the script ends. To close the connection before,
use the mysql_close() function:
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