View Full Version : Mysql Connection through Classes

03-16-2007, 02:16 AM
Okay, the problem is that my script is not connecting to the database.

Here is the relavant code:


//This file contains the stored database information...username, password, database, and host in the INFO array

//Call up the super-global class

//Start up the super-class, set up database connection, initialize variables
$superclass = new superclass;
$superclass->vars = $INFO;


// Initialize the INFO array
$INFO = array();
//Set up INFO variables
$INFO['prefix'] = ""; //Table Prefix
$INFO['database'] = "blanked out for security"; //Database to connect to
$INFO['password'] = "blanked out for security"; //database password
$INFO['username'] = "blanked out for security"; //database user
$INFO['host'] = "blanked out for security"; //database host
$INFO['url'] = "blanked out for security"; //Board URL


class superclass

public $vars = array(); //Superclass variable holder
public $DB; //Superclass database holder
public $err; //Superclass error holder
public $lang; //Superclass Language holder

function __construct()
//Initialize database connection

//Add the DB class to the super
$this->DB = new dconnect();
$this->DB->data['host'] = $this->vars['host'];
$this->DB->data['username'] = $this->vars['username'];
$this->DB->data['password'] = $this->vars['password'];
$this->DB->data['database'] = $this->vars['database'];
//Connect to the database


class dconnect
public $data = array(); //Contains the class data.

//Tasty Connection-ness
//Connects to the database and selects based on the stored data from the config file.
function connect()
$this->data['connection'] = mysql_connect( $this->data['host'],
or die('Could not connect to the database');
$this->data['db'] = mysql_select_db($this->data['database'],$this->data['connection']) or die('Could not find database');

and the error being returned is:

Warning: mysql_connect() [function.mysql-connect]: Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/tmp/mysql.sock' (2) in /mounted-storage/home45c/sub001/sc21473-GRUR/dev/forum/includes/functions/dconnect.php on line 35
Could not connect to the database

I know that all the variables in the config are set properly. ROOT_PATH is definitely correct, and all the files are being called from the right location.

Does anyone have any idea what the problem is? Ive been looking at this for quite some time now and I cant figure it out. I could really use some help.

03-16-2007, 01:36 PM
Check out mysql server. If you have installed phpmyadmin open it and see the status of server. The problem is not in your code.

03-16-2007, 02:35 PM
Im pretty sure if not positive that it is in my code, I can run a direct

mysql_connect( $INFO['host'],
or die('Could not connect to the database');

from my config file and it works. So something is happening to it that is messing it up while it is being used in other files.

03-16-2007, 03:34 PM
I fixed it.

It was because on the index page:

$superclass = new superclass;
$superclass->vars = $INFO;

but the $info was needed before the superclass was run because it was used in a construct. So I made the construct a function and called the function after the $vars were defined.

Thanks guys, you helped me figure it out.