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I am new to php so bear with me


I have made my web form but my host is external i have two files one the form.php and connect.php on submit


how do i make a request in my form.php to connect to my host on submit?


do i have to inject php in my form.php how would the scrpit look like ???


It could be a silly question but i would love to get this done asap.  :-\


Thank you



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you can make a direct connect to the other host's sql database, just make sure the other server's database accepts your connection but setting up a user with the ip address of the original host.

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you want this right...



Website A: have form.php, connect.php


Website B: has sql server?


you need to have a connection from Website A to Website B. You can set up a connection if your using mysql server, you need to create a user on Website B, with recognizing IP/host address from Website A, make a script that will connect the Website B to Website A, then create a script that will insert the info from the form into the database...


I'm an old programmer, I'd sketch this for you, but I'm kind of rusty. =)

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Thanks for the link


if i use this script in my form.php would my extarnal server user and password be visible to anyone


wouls it have any security flaw to the localhost?




$link = mysql_connect('localhost', 'mysql_user', 'mysql_password');

if (!$link) {

    die('Not connected : ' . mysql_error());



// make foo the current db

$db_selected = mysql_select_db('foo', $link);

if (!$db_selected) {

    die ('Can\'t use foo : ' . mysql_error());




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