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mysqli_connect

mysqli_connect

(PHP 5)

mysqli_connect

(no version information, might be only in CVS)

mysqli->__construct() -- Open a new connection to the MySQL server

Description

Procedural style

mysqli mysqli_connect ( [string host [, string username [, string passwd [, string dbname [, int port [, string socket]]]]]] )

Object oriented style (constructor):

class mysqli {

__construct ( [string host [, string username [, string passwd [, string dbname [, int port [, string socket]]]]]] )

}

Opens a connection to the MySQL Server running on.

Parameters

host

Can be either a host name or an IP address. Passing the NULL value or the string "localhost" to this parameter, the local host is assumed. When possible, pipes will be used instead of the TCP/IP protocol.

username

The MySQL user name.

passwd

If provided or NULL, the MySQL server will attempt to authenticate the user against those user records which have no password only. This allows one username to be used with different permissions (depending on if a password as provided or not).

dbname

If provided will specify the default database to be used when performing queries.

port

Specifies the port number to attempt to connect to the MySQL server.

socket

Specifies the socket or named pipe that should be used.

Note: Specifying the socket parameter will not explicitly determine the type of connection to be used when connecting to the MySQL server. How the connection is made to the MySQL database is determined by the host parameter.

Return Values

Returns a object which represents the connection to a MySQL Server or FALSE if the connection failed.

Examples

Example 1. Object oriented style

<?php
$mysqli
= new mysqli("localhost", "my_user", "my_password", "world");

/* check connection */
if (mysqli_connect_errno()) {
    
printf("Connect failed: %s\n", mysqli_connect_error());
    exit();
}

printf("Host information: %s\n", $mysqli->host_info);

/* close connection */
$mysqli->close();
?>

Example 2. Procedural style

<?php
$link
= mysqli_connect("localhost", "my_user", "my_password", "world");

/* check connection */
if (!$link) {
    
printf("Connect failed: %s\n", mysqli_connect_error());
    exit();
}

printf("Host information: %s\n", mysqli_get_host_info($link));

/* close connection */
mysqli_close($link);
?>

The above example will output:

Host information: Localhost via UNIX socket