I believe that this post was incorrectly moved out of the MySQL forum.
"Sequel Pro" is nothing but a tool, same as mysqladmin or phpmyadmin or MySQL Workbench. The question Cerebralj is asking is *still* about connection PHP and MySQL. Which is clearly the bailiwick of the MySQL forum.\
Cerebralj: Don't make the mistake (that the moderator did) of thinking the the DB admin tool you use has anything whatsoever with how you connect PHP and MySQL. For something as simple as a petition table, you probably don't need any DB admin tool, at all.
I don't know what info about the petition(s) you want to store, but more than likely all you need is a simple one-table database that you can create with one command.
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