Report Newbie Question - Connecting To Remote Mysql Server in PHP and MySQL for Dynamic Web Sites: Visual QuickPro Guide (1st Edition) Posted July 4, 2013 Yes HartleySan, I see what you are asking. I went around and around with lots of different versions of my code trying to get it to work. At one point, when I was doing some research online to solve my problem, someone suggested using mySQLi_connect instead of mySQL_connect (apparently mySQL_connect has been deprecated). When I contacted Hostgator and showed them my code, I was, at that point, using mySQLi_connect (and my code didn't work). The working code they returned had the 'i' removed. It doesn't look like they changed anything else in my code, but I'm not sure if they also changed some kind of setting on my hosting account to get my code to run (maybe in php.ini?). Still learning about all of this.