This TechNote describes a few of the important factors involved in creating a successful MySQL database connection when using the PHP server model in Dreamweaver. It will also cover some basic MySQL user account settings. It's assumed that you have installed and configured MySQL on a local or remote computer.
Errors will occur within Dreamweaver if setup is not completed correctly. A common error that can occur when testing a MySQL connection in Dreamweaver is "An unidentified error has occurred."
Note: This TechNote is meant to be a basic getting started guide. You should consult the MySQL documentation and other third-party resources to tailor the MySQL account settings to your specific security requirements. To download and install MySQL, visit the MySQL website or consult some of the third-party MySQL websites listed in Dreamweaver websites (TechNote 12607).