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running mysql on godaddy server - can't connect to my db

Last Modified: 2013-12-13
MySQL and PHP are both running on my godaddy windows server. I've successfully installed the MySQL DB and I can run php on the server. HOWEVER when I try to connect a page to the MySQL db - no dice - this is what my connection file looks like:

# FileName="Connection_php_mysql.htm"
# Type="MYSQL"
# HTTP="true"
$hostname_mbb = "xxx.hostedresource.com";
$database_mbb = "xxxwebsitedb";
$username_mbb = "xxxwebsitedb";
$password_mbb = "xxxx";
$mbb = mysql_pconnect($hostname_mbb, $username_mbb, $password_mbb) or trigger_error(mysql_error(),E_USER_ERROR);

and this is how i'm connecting:

<?php require_once('Connections/mbb.php'); ?>

now, i built this site on a linux server and have no problems with the connection or any other bugs -
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