Trying to get my own php code to work on my website. Need Help.

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2014-09-12 8:24 am EST
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I am writing a simple php / msql code for a leaderboard for a game I wrote. I am not able to get my php to connect to my database. Here is my comon.php code, am I not listing the URL right? :

<?php

$dbName = 'markgr7_score';
$secretKey = "wwi_1918~";

function dbConnect()
{
global $dbName;
global $secretKey;

$link = mysql_connect('secure39.webhostinghub.com', 'markgr7_gamer', 'wwi_1918~');

if(!$link)
{
fail("CouldnĀ“t connect to database server");
}

if(!@mysql_select_db($dbName))
{
fail("CouldnĀ“t find database $dbName");
}

return $link;
}

function safe($variable)
{
$variable = addslashes(trim($variable));
return $variable;
}

function fail($errorMsg)
{
print $errorMsg;
exit;
}

?>

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ScottM
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16,266 Points
2014-09-12 8:55 am EST
Hello,

In your mysql_connect parameters, change the server name from 'secure39.webhostinghub.com' to 'localhost'. That should allow a connection. It is best to use 'localhost' whenever you have the database and php files on the same server.

Kindest Regards,
Scott M

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