OK I found out that yahoo did not support htt.accses files, so I moved over to godaddy. So now I am having problems trying to run the SQL commands. I think I have the correct settings for dbname, username, password, and that funky name for host name. I am on the cheapest plan at godaddy, and have a limit of only 10 databases. It also seems that I have no controll over the db name , and that it is set to db_user name. Can anyone help?