July 13, 2012

how to connect html pages to mysql database?

Question by lilian

i want to know how to connect html pages to mysql database? what are the codes?
i also want to know how to add new data to mysql database when i’m using html page and also how to publish the data?

Answer by Starx

HTML are markup languages, basically they are set of tags like <html>, <body>, which is used to present a website using , and as a whole. All these, happen in the clients system or the user you will be browsing the website.

Now, Connecting to a database, happens on whole another level. It happens on server, which is where the website is hosted.

So, in order to connect to the database and perform various data related actions, you have to use server-side scripts, like , , etc.

Now, lets see a snippet of connection using MYSQLi Extension of PHP

$db = mysqli_connect('hostname','username','password','databasename');

This single line code, is enough to get you started, you can mix such code, combined with HTML tags to create a HTML page, which is show data based pages. For example:

    $db = mysqli_connect('hostname','username','password','databasename');
                $query = "SELECT * FROM `mytable`;";
                $result = mysqli_query($db, $query);
                while($row = mysqli_fetch_assoc($result)) {
                      // Display your datas on the page

In order to insert new data into the database, you can use phpMyAdmin or write a INSERT query and execute them.

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