MySQL Connection: Building Bridges to Data Dreams The first step to reading or inserting data is to establish a connection to your server/database. It’s a fairly straightforward process and it’s something that doesn’t change. The steps are always the same. Once you connect to it once, you’ll be able to reuse the code each time. The only thing that you’ll need to modify is your server, username, password, and database name. Creating a Database I’m assuming that you’re following along with the series. We have a Docker container and that container has the traditional LAMP setup (Linux, Apache, MySQL, and