currently I've been using this:
SELECT * FROM `meow` WHERE profile LIKE '%$username%'
But the problem I'm facing is if someone puts the letters 'a' it will pull everything that contains a and that's a bit of a security risk on my end, How do i search just 1 column to see if it matches $username exactly? not the whole table?
For exact string matching you should the
= operator instead of the
SELECT * FROM `meow` WHERE profile = '$username'