Doubt regarding password to be used for connecting to database in a php file

I have used the following code for connecting to my database in a php file.

$mysql_link = mysql_connect("localhost", "username", "password") ;
mysql_select_db('database') or die('Could not select database'); 

But I am getting an error like this.

Warning: mysql_connect() [function.mysql-connect]: Access denied for user ‘jppp_pvarier’@‘localhost’ (using password: YES) in /home/jppp/public_html/address-book/index.php on line 8
Warning: mysql_select_db() [function.mysql-select-db]: Access denied for user ‘jppp’@‘localhost’ (using password: NO) in /home/jppp/public_html/address-book/index.php on line 9
Warning: mysql_select_db() [function.mysql-select-db]: A link to the server could not be established in /home/jppp/public_html/address-book/index.php on line 9
Could not select database

Just one doubt, my password begins with /* then contains a few letters and ends with */. I had been using this password sometime for some of my bank accounts, emai account etc and it was always considered to be a 100% strong password. I suddenly realised that when it comes to a php file, it may cause problems. Will it? Or do you think the problem lies somewhere else.

It shouldn’t cause issues like those.

echo "/*HI!*/";

This works just fine, so the comment syntax can be applied inside strings without disturbing it. It may be an issue when it hits the MySQL functions though.
Try creating a user that has a text only password and see if that works with the same code.

if it were \ instead of /, i’d say you’d have trouble (\ is the escape character for double-quote strings).
The fact that it states you ARE sending a password with the request (Using password: YES) means your string is going through; You simply… have gotten something wrong. Check your username and password with your database admin.

Check the permissions on the “Mysql” control database/tables, and make sure you have give yourself access to those you want.

ps Putting your password in comments - I think that is real class!

Your real name isn’t Bobby Tables is it?

Zarin Denatrose, I changed my password to exclude the escape comments, /* and /. Now I am able to connect to my database and am able to view my file. Does that mean that the signs, / and */ were indeed the problem?

Startliion, I have used / in both the places and not the other one.

Cups, thanks for the link on MySQL control data tables. It will be of help to a newbie like me. I was just trying to create a strong password and I just got a random thought that perhaps I could use the php comments.

I do not know what the problem was. But I tried once again with my original password ie the one starting with /* and ending with */ and I wanted to let you know that I am able to connect to my database now. Clearly, I was making some other newbie mistake though I am not able to find out what it was. In any case, my code is working now and i am able to view my file.