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PHP connect to MSSQL

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Hi,

I've got a web application running on CentOS, WHM/cPanel. PHP version 5.4
And a Windows 2000 server with a MSSQL database.

How can i connect remotely to this database?

I've already tried several options:

$cs = mssql_connect ( 'IP:1433', 'User', 'Password' ) or die ( 'Can not connect to server' );
mssql_select_db ( 'DatabaseName', $cs ) or die ( 'Can not select database' );

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Result:

Warning: mssql_connect(): Unable to connect to server: IP:1433 in /home/property/public_html/test.php on line 1
Can not connect to server


Thanks in advance!
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by:Chris Stanyon
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That does look like an odd hostname. The format for the host name is:

serverName\instanceName
MYSERVER\SQLEXPRESS

or
servername, port number
myServer, 1433

or
IP address, Port Number
123.456.789.123, 1433
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by:DATA99
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It is an IP address, I just replaced it with IP…  The servers are not in the same network, 1 is a virtual cloud server.
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by:Chris Stanyon
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OK. Did you read the rest of my comment - because it's a Windows server the port number comes after a comma, not a semi-colon.
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by:Dave Baldwin
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Actually, 'mssql' on a Linux server also requires FreeTDS to create a 'DSN' that must be used in the 'mssql' connect statement.  'php_mssql' on Linux is an old and poorly maintained extension and does not support some newer datatypes.  Since you are on CentOS which is a RedHat clone, you can probably use Microsoft's SQL driver and get much better access.  Here's info and links: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh568451.aspx
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by:DATA99
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Hi DaveBaldwin,

I've setup freetds etc:
http://linuxadministrator.pro/blog/?p=201

But still no luck..
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Dave Baldwin earned 500 total points
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Here's article from EE about doing it.  It is not 'intuitive'.  http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Languages/C/Q_27424576.html
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