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What is mySQL? (7 posts)

  1. neverhood101_777
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Can some somebody please explain to me in easy words what exacly mySQL is and what it's for?

  2. Michael Bishop

    Posted 8 years ago #

    An open source database design. In regards to WP, it is where all of your blog is stored. Everything, post, author, time, etc is stored as a field in the database. That's why you can retrieve the information in a myriad of ways.

    I'm sure others will elaborate, but that's the basics.

  3. neverhood101_777
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Do you know where i can get it?

  4. Michael Bishop

    Posted 8 years ago #

    What system are you running? Are you looking to install WP on your local machine?

  5. neverhood101_777
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I am running Windows XP and yes, I am looking to install WP on my local machine. I live in the UK

  6. Michael Bishop

    Posted 8 years ago #

    I would look for XAMPP, which seems to be the easiest way of installing php, mysql and phpmyadmin.

    Podz has a tutorial for doing this:
    http://www.tamba2.org.uk/wordpress/xampp/

  7. JohnPope
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

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