I am interested, on some hosting(although they are paid hostings, and even the domain.com DNS nameservers are pointed to that hosting), you have to insert: mysql.domain.com (instead of: localhost) , and i was afraid, that connecting to mysql.domain.com will be much slower... Am I right?



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Usually you only have to use mysql.domain.com if connecting to a remote database. If that is what you are doing, then yes. It will be slower than a locally hosted database. Even if the domain resolves to the local server localhost should resolve quicker as it uses the loopback interface which bypasses network hardware.

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