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    Help on MySQL install and basics

    Ok,

    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!

    Vapor

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    what type of server do you have?

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    I use:

    Abyss Web Server
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    Windows XP Pro

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    no idea then, never used either.

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    The web server shouldn't really matter. Which version of MySQL do you want to install?
    I'm not sure if this was any help, but I hope it didn't make you stupider.

    Experience is something you get just after you really need it.
    PHP Installation Guide Feedback welcome.

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    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.


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