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    Hosting Your Own Databases?

    How?

    I'd kind of like to experiment with stuff like Mambo etc but I don't really want to upgrade hosting packages just for testing purposes. My current package only offers me one database.

    Can you have your own databases in Apache for instance?

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    I run Mysql, use it for many different things. works great.

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    What use your own PC at home as a database server to relay DB information to your own website or do you want to use PHP, mysql etc locally? You could do that with a WAMP installation fairly easily. You'd need a static IP though if you wanted to use your PC as a DB server.

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    You'll need to have a database hosted where your website is, so contact your ISP/hosting company to see if they offer this service, otherwise look at moving to someone who does.

    Setting up a db server on your home pc and relaying the data would be a horrible idea, it may work, but the time for the data to get between your pc and your website would be slow compared to having it hosted with your website.

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    Actually you don't have to have the database where the hosting is - well, I'm using the one database from a seperate hosting package to provide for another site! You just need to specify the location of the database.

    The reason I asked though was because I want to try out a few things which require databases - just so I learn enough about them so that if I ever needed to use them in a real situation I could happily cope. eg. Mambo, vBulletin etc.

    Would WAMP run offline so to speak so I could just 'practice' with some of the software as mentioned above? I didn't have a chance to read much about it.

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    Mambo Stand Alone Server (MSAS) seems to do what I want, installed it now - includes Mambo, Apache, MySQL, PhpMyAdmin. Thanks for the help - now to learn all about it!

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    I have something like that...
    Xampp
    It has apache, mysql, php, phpmyadmin, filezilla ftp server, and mercury mail server
    Why not thank me?

    http://adamsworld.name

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    Are you on a PC? I use a Mac w/ OS X; by default it has PHP and Apache installed. So I installed MySql, and experiment with all the crazy CMSes and such I want to by using local files (i.e., mydomain.local instead of mydomain.com).

    It's been great so far…I can give you some pointers if you're on a Mac, otherwise I'm useless () but I'm sure there's some documentation to do this on a PC, if you're willing to go the local route.

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    Naw sorry I'm on a PC.

    MSAS does what I want anyway - well, in regards for me learning Mambo and phpMyAdmin.

    Yup I've found quite a few similar programs which install lots of server programs at once - makes it much easier to get going I guess.


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