php can't connect to db - states no password being used

I have used the code below on another webpage I created that links to another database with no problems.  I have a new page with a new database.  I am 99% sure I added the user correctly to the new database with all the correct permissions (I even selected all permissions just in case).  I deleted the user and re-added, confirming that I am typing the password correctly.

 I get an error saying I am not sending a password, but in the code below, I am sending a password.   Help!!

Warning: mysql_connect() [function.mysql-connect]: Access denied for user 'uniqueda_ed'@'localhost' (using password: NO) in /home/uniqueda/public_html/xtime/config.php on line 22

$db_host = "localhost"; 
$db_name = "dbnameHere";
$db_user = "userNameHere";
$db_word = "passwordHere";

if (!$db_connection = mysql_connect("$db_host", "$db_user", "$db_word"))

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Loganathan NatarajanLAMP DeveloperCommented:
Can you try like this,

if (!$db_connection = mysql_connect("$db_host", "$db_user", "$db_word") or die (mysql_error()) )

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KCTechNetAuthor Commented:
no change..  here is the complete output:

Warning: mysql_connect() [function.mysql-connect]: Access denied for user 'uniqueda_ed'@'localhost' (using password: NO) in /home/uniqueda/public_html/xtime/config.php on line 22

1045 Access denied for user 'uniqueda_ed'@'localhost' (using password: NO)

Warning: mysql_select_db() expects parameter 2 to be resource, boolean given in /home/uniqueda/public_html/xtime/config.php on line 31

1045 Access denied for user 'uniqueda_ed'@'localhost' (using password: NO)
NO DATA BASE uniqueda_datatracker
KCTechNetAuthor Commented:
i should mention that it worked perfectly in xampp on my pc.  the error occurred when I moved everything to my hosted site.
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Loganathan NatarajanLAMP DeveloperCommented:
It clearly says, that access denied for the user created in hosting...

Make sure check whether you have privilege to connect the db for user? also check the host name is appropriate for mysql connect

Loganathan NatarajanLAMP DeveloperCommented:
To give privilege for the user, try like this command,

CREATE USER uniqueda_ed@localhost IDENTIFIED BY 'passpass';
grant all privileges on *.* to uniqueda_ed@localhost with grant option;
Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
You need to find out what the correct username and host are for your hosted site.  There is no reason to think that they are the same as your WAMP installation unless you made them the same.  Hosting sites often put the MySQL servers on a different machine which means that 'localhost' won't work.   You have to use the host name or IP address to access them.
KCTechNetAuthor Commented:
wow.  I had a dollar sign in the password and it didn't like that.  Removed dollar sign and all was good.  I guess I could escape the $ but thats ok, tired of looking at that page :)
Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
Glad you got it working, thanks for the points.
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