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]