Database Configuration Files in PHP

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    with Leanna Pelham
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    The home page is loading pet data from the database,
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    but our contact page isn't.
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    It lists a different number of pets than we
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    know we have in the database.
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    Silly contact page.
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    The problem is that get_pets is still reading from the pets.json
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    file instead of using the database.
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    So instead of putting our query logic right inside of index.php,
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    why not just update get_pets to pull from the database?
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Database Configuration Files in PHP


To make it easier to control your app, configuration, like your database username and password, is usually isolated into its own file. In this tutorial we'll create a new file called config.php and see how to simplify our database information.

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