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mysql database connection in php

Hi guys,

Today, we will see about mysql database connection in php.

In the world of web development, data plays a key role. To give best experience to the users, we need to keep track of user steps to make comfortable. Definitely we need to store data related to users.

$servername = "localhost"; //your servername
$username = "username"; // your db username
$password = "password"; // your db password
$database_name = "database_name"; // your db name

// connect to the server
$conn = new mysqli($servername,$username,$password,$database_name);

//check whether it is connected or not.
echo "Not Connected";
echo "Successfully Connected";
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In this way, we will connect to the MySQL Server using PHP.

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Discussion (2)

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Pavel Kutáč

Hi, rather than mysqli, I would prefer using PDO.

It would be much easier to migrate from MySQL to another DB if needed. It is used in all frameworks like Laravel, Symfony etc.

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pavankumarsadhu Author

Hi there,
Yeah I agree with you, but for beginners that will be little bit confusion, as a newbie, the above approach will be much simpler.

Thanks for your response!