Ho, I'm wondering if there's a fix for this problem I have discovered. After resetting my cable modem and/or restarting the internal machine address for web-sharing changes - which messes up my self served Worpress/drupal, etc set-ups. is there a way to make the machine always assign itself the same internal ip? I tried linking via localhost, but that didn't work. What's happening is that the CMS are losing connection to mysql locally - I think due to the internal ip address changing Anyone? More info - I was able to delete the tables form the mysql database, and then reinstall wordpress, but that's a pain to have to do that all the time. Using phpmyadmin to manage mysql. I haven't been able to track anything down as far as forcing a specific internal ip after a restart. Or do I need to install the cms' i'm using going thru local host or 127... to keep them working?