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php login page not working properly

Posted on 2008-11-10
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Last Modified: 2012-05-05
i am unable to figure it out guys...

My login page doesn't work. i get ZERO output not even an error. so im begging for some help!! thanks in advance!!

Below is my login form and the php script.
<form method=post action=ehlogin.php>
<tr><td>Username:</td><td><input type=text name=username></td></tr>
<tr><td>Pass:</td><td><input type=password name=pass></td></tr>
<tr><td colspan=2 align=center><input type=submit value=Login></td></tr>
if( isset($_POST['Login']) && strval($_POST['Login'])=='Login' )
// connect to the mysql server 
$link = mysql_connect($server, $db_user, $db_pass) 
or die ("Could not connect to mysql because ".mysql_error()); 
// select the database
or die ("Could not select database because ".mysql_error()); 
$match = "select id from $table where username = '".$_POST['username']."' 
and password = '".$_POST['password']."';"; 
$qry = mysql_query($match) 
or die ("Could not match data because ".mysql_error()); 
$num_rows = mysql_num_rows($qry); 
if ($num_rows <= 0) { 
echo "Sorry, there is no username or password with: <strong>".$_POST['username']."</strong><br>"; 
echo "<a href=login.html>Try again</a>"; 
} else { 
setcookie("loggedin", "".$_POST['username']."", time()+(3600 * 24));
setcookie("username", "".$_POST['username']."", "TRUE");
echo "Welcome: <strong>".$_POST['username']."</strong><br>"; 
echo "Continue to the <a href=members.php>members</a> section."; 

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Question by:Catcherman16
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I just posted a login page here:

you should be able to make minor changes to suit your needs.
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by:Ray Paseur
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Let's work on the basics here.

Set error_reporting(E_ALL);

Use var_dump() to print out $_POST

See what the name of your submit button is.
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by:Ray Paseur
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Also, you might want to use phpinfo() and see if you are running in safe mode or something like that.
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Ray Paseur earned 1500 total points
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Best regards, ~Ray

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