so i just signed up with godaddy LAMP hosting with mysql, when i tried to execute my script, i kept getting this error the script could not connect to the database, i was using "localhost" as the hostname. so that was my error, so what you need to do is login to your web hosting account, click on the mysql link, then click edit on the database you want to connect to, there you will see the configurations. for example:

MySQL Database Information

Status: Setup
Host Name:
Database Name: mydatabasename
Database Version: 5.0
Description: just an example
User Name: mydbusername

as you can see, from the example, above the hostname is

so thats what you need to use for a hostname when you are trying to connect to mysql database server being hosted on godaddy web hosting account

this is the error i got and i was able to fix it:

Warning: mysql_connect() [function.mysql-connect]: Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock' (2) in /home/content/connect.php on line 3

Warning: mysql_select_db(): supplied argument is not a valid MySQL-Link resource in /home/content/connect.php on line 3