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[SOLVED] MySQL Login question


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I'm sure this question is asked alot, but im having problems and cant figure out where im going wrong here.


I have a login.php form, which uses the checklogin.php to validate the login.  Here is what i have


$host="localhost"; // Host name 
$username="username"; // Mysql username 
$password="yourpass"; // Mysql password 
$db_name="checklog"; // Database name 
$tbl_name="members"; // Table name 

// Connect to server and select databse.
mysql_connect($host, $username, $password)or die("cannot connect"); 
mysql_select_db($db_name)or die("cannot select DB");

// username and password sent from form 

// To protect MySQL injection
$myusername = stripslashes($myusername);
$mypassword = stripslashes($mypassword);
$myusername = mysql_real_escape_string($myusername);
$mypassword = mysql_real_escape_string($mypassword);

$sql="SELECT * FROM $tbl_name WHERE username='$myusername' and password='$mypassword'";

// Mysql_num_row is counting table row
// If result matched $myusername and $mypassword, table row must be 1 row

// Register $myusername, $mypassword and redirect to file "login_success.php"
else {
echo "Wrong Username or Password";


I've altered $username="username"; // Mysql username  to equal $username="" and for it to equal the same as the form name.  Still cant get it to work.  Any help would be appreciated.



Here is the error i get

Warning: mysql_connect() [function.mysql-connect]: Access denied for user 'username'@'localhost' (using password: YES) in /checklogin.php on line 68
cannot connect



Thanks in advance

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Ok, i figured it out... hostmonster has it set up odd.  Anyway, i just needed to set the account_username and account_checklog


oops anyway.


I do have another question.  I wanted to display the login form only when a user is not logged in.  i know i need to use session_start() but im not sure exactly how to use it.  Any help at all?

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