Question

Saving data MySQL PHP

  • Posted January 18, 2014

I am trying to save some data from my website to my database. This works on both my local machine and thorugh my student host:

some php…

$connection = @mysqli_connect('localhost', 'username', 'pw') 
    or die (mysqli_error()); 
mysqli_select_db($connection, 'mydatabase') 
    or die (mysqli_error()); 

some php…

I have followed all the instruction from: https://www.digitalocean.com/community/articles/how-to-install-linux-apache-mysql-php-lamp-stack-on-ubuntu

and

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/articles/how-to-install-and-secure-phpmyadmin-on-ubuntu-12-04

So i have php and mysql installed and I can access my databases through phpmyadmin

I still can’t save data to the database through my website using the script listed above.

Any idea what might be the problem?

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Solved… :) thanks Darius. You made focus on another part of code

Your code doesnt show any form of INSERT query. The code you simply provided just connects and selects the db and if theres an error to “die” with the error message showing.