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    Senior Member MYIWDesigns's Avatar
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    Should hosting companies name their database hosting server 'localhost' ?

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    By default, there is a connection on mysql called localhost, that is only used when you are connecting to it on the local machine. That connection generally doesn't work from a remote location.

    If they actually did name a DB INSTANCE, localhost, not an issue other than showing their lack of experience in setting up thier servers.

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    I have a client that uses this company called crazy domains. There database server is named localhost. I had to let the client switch hosting because he needs WordPress for his website so there was no way that was going to work.

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    Sure, when you do a backup of the old db, it doesn't care what the name of the server is. There may be some connection settings you have to change, but your new host ( depending on thief setup ), should be able to provide you with the correct settings for their servers.

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    Yup. I had setup other databases before. That localhost thing through me off

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    I suspect they had thier mysql sever and web server running on the same physical machine, which is doable, but generally not recommended in a real hosting environment. Most hosting providers keep thier different types of servers separated so one doesn't affect the others performance.


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