For 2023 - we are now fully retired from IT training.
We have made many, many friends over 25 years of teaching about Python, Tcl, Perl, PHP, Lua, Java, C and C++ - and MySQL, Linux and Solaris/SunOS too. Our training notes are now very much out of date, but due to upward compatability most of our examples remain operational and even relevant ad you are welcome to make us if them "as seen" and at your own risk.
Lisa and I (Graham) now live in what was our training centre in Melksham - happy to meet with former delegates here - but do check ahead before coming round. We are far from inactive - rather, enjoying the times that we are retired but still healthy enough in mind and body to be active!
I am also active in many other area and still look after a lot of web sites - you can find an index ((here))
Which MySQL server am I using?
On occasions during MySQL courses, our trainees find that data they thought
they had uploaded isn't available to them, or that they're denied login when they feel they've entered the correct user name and password. There are two reasons this can happen:
a) MySQL logins depend on user name, password, and the name / IP address of the computer from which the connection is being made. This "per host computer" feature is a great help in security terms, but it can be set up very confusingly.
b) If you run a MySQL client ... where does it decide which host to contact?
i) If you specify a -h on the command line of the client, that host takes precedence
ii) If you specify a host in your personal MySQL config file (.my.cnf on Unix / Linux), then that host is used (unless one is specified on the command line)
iii) If a host is specified in the client-system wide MySQL config file (/etc/my.cnf) then that host is used unless it's overidden by the setting in item (i) or item (ii) above
Iv) If none of the above is specified, MySQL falls back to connecting to localhost.
(written 2005-11-07, updated 2006-06-05)
Associated topics are indexed as below, or enter http://melksh.am/nnnn for individual articlesS153 - Sourcing, Running and Configuring MySQL 
Current MySQL and PHP paths and upgrades - (2005-01-28) 
Symbolic links and hard links - (2005-06-02) 
MySQL - an FAQ - (2005-12-03) 
MySQL permissions and privileges - (2005-12-20) 
Key facts - SQL and MySQL - (2006-02-04) 
Browser -> httpd -> Tomcat -> MySQL. Restarting. - (2006-10-28) 
Apache httpd , browser, MySQL and MySQL client downloads - (2007-02-28) 
mysqldump and mysqlrestore - (2007-03-30) 
MySQL - Password security (authentication protocol) - (2007-04-02) 
Some sideways thoughts on the news - (2008-06-27) 
Apache httpd, MySQL, PHP - installation procedure - (2008-08-01) 
More HowTo diagrams - MySQL, Tomcat and Java - (2008-08-24) 
Summary of MySQL installation on a Linux system - (2008-12-11) 
MySQL - licensing issues, even with using the name - (2009-03-16) 
Monitoring and Tuning your MySQL installation - (2009-05-31) 
Which version of MySQL am I running? - (2009-09-26) 
Potted MySQL installation - (2009-10-09) 
Securing MySQL on a production server - (2009-10-09) 
Cant connect to local MySQL server through socket /tmp/mysql.sock - (2009-10-17) 
Checking MySQL database backups have worked (not failed) - (2015-01-10) 
Fixing damaged MySQL tables - Error 1712 and Error 2013 - (2015-01-25) 
Starting MySQL. ERROR! The server quit without updating PID file - how we fixed it. - (2015-05-06)
Some other Articles
Running a Perl script within a PHP pageNew Navigation Aid - Launch of My WellhoBeing atypical is typicalA new way to get lostWhich MySQL server am I using?Looking for railway groups and users - Swindon, Salisbury, SouthamptonOn line course booking - credit card protectionRail services under threat - Swindon, Melksham ... and Newquay and Bicester tooNorth, Norther and Northest - PHP 5 ObjectsSetting the file name for a downloaded document
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