View Full Version : Help on MySQL install and basics

09-16-2006, 08:25 PM

This is going to drive me insane!!!!!!! I run a message board using phpbb, but since I don't know anything about mysql I have it hosted for me. Of course the I am at the reliablity of the people who host it, which my site has been down for quite some time and I am sick of it! I want to install MySQL so that I can run my own phpbb forum from my server, since I have a reliable system. I know nothing. I need some basic help. Can anyone:

Give me a link to the mysql database download? I went to the site and I thought I installed what I needed, but I didn't understand and I don't think I downloaded the right thing.

Next, Maybe some basic tips on how to set it up?

Also, (this might be a post for the php subject) anyone familiar with installing the free phpbb system? I want to set it up using the MqSQL database.

I have my own domain, and I can have it redirect to my web server, I just can't understand setting up mysql and the phpbb.

Thanks for any help I can get!


09-16-2006, 10:08 PM
what type of server do you have?

09-16-2006, 10:40 PM
I use:

Abyss Web Server
Windows XP Pro

09-16-2006, 11:19 PM
no idea then, never used either.

09-17-2006, 12:13 AM
The web server shouldn't really matter. Which version of MySQL do you want to install?

09-17-2006, 01:06 AM
I don't really know. I just want the one that's more basic for a begginer. All I want it to do is allow people to join my phpbb forum and post and such. So I guess, whichever one is easier and similar, but can get the job done.