How to use a shared database from other server


my database in in another server,
my website in Dreamhost, i want it run that database, but i could not
help me please
i tried, for example:
$mysql_database = “visstre”;
$mysql_username = “visstre”;
$mysql_password = “***”;
$mysql_host = “”; ( that from other server)
but website do not run because it look for a database in Dreamhost,

mysql_connect() [function.mysql-connect]: Access denied for user ‘visstre’@‘’ (using password: YES) in /home/.julio/blogtre/ on line 7

@‘’ that seem be my problem now
anyone help me ??
ofcouse that database is ready set up for sharing to my domain in Dreamhost

#2 is denying you access. The isn’t the problem.

Make sure that is really a database server.

Make sure that allows visstre to connect from the IP address of squirt (



also dont post here REAL login/pass or some user can hack your BD

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Are you sure that $mysql_host = ""; ( that from other server) gives enough information? That’s a tld so you couldn’t have any websites or anything else on that domain if the preceeding line is complete.

I had to use the fully qualified database host name, e.g.: define ('DB_HOST', '');


Scott- actually, I don’t think this problem is on the remote server’s side but inside DH. trungtamtuvan, did you ever solve this and if so how?

I am trying to get pages at DH to access a MySQL server hosted at ISP2. From my home web server/dev box the exact same pages as at DH can do this. The mysql user at ISP2 is wild-carded to allow access from any IP address. From within the DH world, however, I get the same error as trungtamtuvan:

Access denied for user ‘username’@‘’ to database ‘otherDBname’

the phrasing of the error message further makes me think this is a DH environment problem- I see no reason why the ‘’ should be entering that error message. If it said it could not connect to ‘username’@‘’ then I would agree it is ISP2, but this smells like a DH issue/policy.

has anyone successfully connected to an outside, remote mysql database from a page hosted in dreamhost?