Can I use a php tag in my html page?

Yes, you can use php tag within html pages. All you have to do is to embed php with html in...

 I cannot connect to my MySQL database remotely

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 Script requires register globals to be on

The default on most servers with the latest versions of PHP for register_globals is to have it...

 Which version of PHP is installed on your servers?

All servers are currently running version 5.2.6. Safe mode is turned off for all hosting accounts.