Accessing an SQL database from a different domain


#1

Hey folks,
I’m not sure where to ask this question, but since i’m programming in PHP, I thought i’d ask here.

My company has a website with it’s own database, but we are about to create a second website with a different domain name that will reside on the same server. The second website will be accessing the database associated with the first one. I am just curious as to if there are any security issues with such a situation, and how I might overcome them.
Thanks in advance,

  • Michael

#2

It’s definately possible to do so, however I’m not sure how MySQL encrypts remote connections and the data flowing through them. Perhaps mysql.com mentions something about that?


#3

Are both domains on the same server?

If this is the case, I don’t really believe that there are any NEW security issues that would arise. If however, as Zyporra suggests, you are going across a network to get to the database, then there may be security issues regarding the encryption of data going back and forth to the database server.


#4

Hi again,

They are on the same server.
So is there no extra encryption that needs to be done then?
Thanks,

  • Michael

#5

Nope, not if you use localhost to connect :wink: