mySQL Host access

Earthednet-wp prothero at
Thu Jan 7 12:53:04 EST 2016

I do this on my server. I keep the php on my server. Then I only have to allow access from "localhost' because the php is being run on the server. The php is accessed with "post" command from livecode. If you need an example, I can send you a sample stack, with some sample php.

William Prothero

> On Jan 7, 2016, at 9:34 AM, Peter Haworth <pete at> wrote:
> It seems that to access a mySQL database on my web host's servers from a
> Livecode program, I have to configure "Allowable hosts" in the database
> configuration.  That can be an ip address or a domain name such as "@.
> The program in question will be used by perhaps a half dozen users, all
> from their home computers and likely using different internet providers so
> it appears every time I give the program to a new user, I will have to add
> either their ip address (if it's fixed) or a domain as above.
> Is this common practice when accessing mySQL on a host server?  If so, is
> there a better way to set about accessing a mySQL database in these
> circumstances, perhaps using php scripts on the server instead of accessing
> the db directly with the LC database functions?
> Pete
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