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Local Installation of Apache, MySQL, PHP and PHPMyAdmin
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Msg#: 3248 posted 9:53 pm on Mar 28, 2004 (gmt 0)

Hi Everyone,

I hope someone can help here. I'm stuck.

I've been doing alot of work revolving around PHP, MySQL and a variety of databases lately and decided it would save me alot of time if I just went ahead, took the plunge and set up a test bed on my computer. But I'm SO confused!

I've read several sites and they all say it differently ;o)

A forwarning: I've never done any sort of anything like this on my computer, I'm used to using NotePad, FTP .. and that's about it as far as local apps. I'm accustomed to PHPMyAdmin .. on the web. I wouldn't even know how to hook up to a network ... all I know is I'm on Windows 98 SE, using a TCP/IP dialup connection .. and if I try to browse "web folders" my computer tells me "The Network is not browsable".

Anyway, too much information ;o)

I've read two sites that made me feel "almost" comfortable enough to go ahead, but one of them says MySQL is a $200.00 app ... so does MySQL lite accomplish the same thing?

What I'm confused about is the method of installation. They say to cd install, and I'm assuming that is using MS DOS ... but I have never done THAT either ;o) So, will it work for me to just use the windows installer versions of the programs?

And will the latest versions of those products work together on Windows 98, or should I look for particular versions?

Sorry if I rambled here ... I've just got a ton of questions and not quite sure where to begin.

Thank you very much for your help and patience.


[edited by: jdMorgan at 5:11 pm (utc) on Mar. 31, 2004]
[edit reason] Removed URLs per TOS [/edit]



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Msg#: 3248 posted 9:58 pm on Mar 28, 2004 (gmt 0)


I forgot to mention the apps I've already downloaded I downloaded two different versions of each of them because I wasn't sure which would work ;o) I just need to know which ones I should be using that will work together:




and I've got two versions of this:


Thanks again.



10+ Year Member

Msg#: 3248 posted 6:12 pm on Apr 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

Hi Everyone,

Just in case anyone else is looking for help with a similar situation, I received a very nice personal reply that told me about EasyPHP .... a single download that installs all of the programs at one time.

Great program!

Thanks for the help.



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Msg#: 3248 posted 7:01 pm on Apr 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

YEah and phptriad does the same thing as well.

As Long as you don't bundle the mysql server with some product that you sell (bundling it into a software package) then it is there for you to use.


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