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connecting to database

Hi I am starting learning PHP and bought the book: PHP & MySQL the missing manual.
And here is my problem - I do not want to try things out on a rented server but instead I set up a local server with Aqua and PHP admin. I can follow the instructions in the book and code the HTML and PHP but how do I connect the lot to a database? Isn ́t that one of the essentials in working with PHP and MySQL? That does not seem to be covered in the book :-( It would have been nice to include that topic, at least in an appendix, or point out some recommended reading about the issue.

Regards Tora
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