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PHP/MySQL 5.1 Server Connection problem

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Hello.  I'm running WAMP, MySQL & Apache Server services are started.  I created a folder on the desktop to place the ".AMP" installation information.  I created a MySQL user with the appropriate permissions.  However, when I run the mysql_connect("localhost", "user", "password") or die( "foo" ), I get the server connection error.  

What am I missing?

Thanks,

Cameron.
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by:Dave Baldwin
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Details needed because it is probably a detail that is causing the issue.  What OS are you running?  Do you have IIS running?  Is it a 64-bit machine?  64-bit machines sometimes define 'localhost' as '::1' which is the IPV6 version.  MySQL wants to see '127.0.0.1' which is the IPV4 version.
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by:VDOGamer
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Sorry about that.  I'm running win7 64 and I do have IIS 6 running.  I stopped IIS 6, but the problem is the same.
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by:Dave Baldwin
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You may have to un-install IIS to get WAMP's Apache to work on port 80.  Or put Apache on another port like 8080.  Try using mysql_connect("127.0.0.1", "user", "password") .  You can look in Task Manager to see if 'mysqld', the MySQL daemon, is running.  If not, go to the WAMP control Icon in the task bar and start it.
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by:VDOGamer
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Okay.  IIS was uninstalled and I used the mysql_connect("127.0.0.1:8080", "user", "password")
mysqld is running.
...now something is running.......forever
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by:VDOGamer
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I didn't use the WAMP installation package.  I installed Apache, MySQL, PHP, then phpMyAdmin.
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I would have recommended the WAMP or XAMPP packages because they do all the set up for you.  Installing them separately means that you have to do the set up that is required.  If you decide to go back and use WAMP or XAMPP, you will need to completely uninstall Apache, MySQL, and PHP so there won't be any conflicts.
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by:VDOGamer
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Okay.  Do I have to enable Apache, MySQL, and PHP access through the firewall?
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by:Dave Baldwin
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You will if you want to access them remotely or by the machine's IP address.  Is phpMyAdmin currently working on your machine?
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by:VDOGamer
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Yes it is.
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by:Dave Baldwin
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Then PHP and Apache are working.  I don't know why your connection 'runs forever'.  Except that... MySQL is on port 3306.

mysql_connect("127.0.0.1:3306", "user", "password")
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Switching to the WAMP installation package now.
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