Hi, I am new here and I do not know where to put my questions and problems regarding php and mysql. I recently installed php 5 and mysql 5.5 and apache web server individually on my windows 7 operating system. I also intalled netbean ide. So far without database, my php file will work. For example <?php echo phpinfo(); ?> will work. But when I try to connect my php file with the database , it fails. In my netbean ide, I tried to test connection but it fails and shows the following errors......
Cannot establish a connection to jdbc:mysql://localhost:3306/mysql?zeroDateTimeBehavior=convertToNull using com.mysql.jdbc.Driver (Communications link failure The last packet sent successfully to the server was 0 milliseconds ago. The driver has not received any packets from the server.)
My server host name is localhost.
server port number is 3306
username is root
and password ="".
Could anyone identify the problems I am having? I do understand there is an easy way of installing WAMP using XAMPP. But I want to try to do the another way. Another question .... Should mysql be installed inside the web server or outside or as separate location?
Thanks in advance.