Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Installing MySQL

The installation of MySQL, like the installation of Apache in this guide, is done using an installation wizard.


Firstly, we have to extract the MySQL zip archive to a temporary file and run setup.exe from the extracted directory.
You can safely use all the default options for this installer.
Once the setup wizard is complete it is safe to delete the files you have just extracted (the mysql-3.23.58-win folder).
Run the file C:\mysql\bin\winmysqladmin.exe and a user name and a password of your choice. This user name and password combination is used for the MySQL administration utility - it is not used to connect to databases at all.

Installation of MySQL is now complete.
To test that Apache recognizes the MySQL installation go to in a web browser again and scroll down the page until the MySQL section

If “MySQL Support” is marked as enabled, you have successfully installed MySQL and should now have a complete working Apache, MySQL, PHP environment.

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