mySQL Host access

Alex Tweedly alex at
Thu Jan 7 16:49:30 EST 2016

Why would you consider php scripts, when it would (I assume) be much 
more familiar for you to use .lc scripts on LCServer, or CGI, scripts ?

In fact, given it's you :-), I would think you could write such LC 
access scripts in your sleep :-), probably better than most of us.

-- Alex.

On 07/01/2016 17:34, Peter Haworth 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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