I'm trying to figure out how to install a forum

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I'm trying to figure out how to install a forum

Postby redphoenix » 03. November 2006 16:41

When I installed XAMPP the install went beautifully. Soooo thank you very much XAMPP ! =)

But now I'm clearly missing some very basic steps about setting up SQL databases within XAMPP.

I don't understand anything about MYSQL much less how to start a database. I think that is the missing step to make either

phpbb2 or simple machines forums

to work. But this is just not intuitive at all for me. Does anyone have any basic explanations of how to setup a database within XAMPP so that you can then run/install a forum?

In the example of the simple machines forum, I'm stuck at the install page where it wants

MYSQL username:
MYSQL password:

I was able to go to the XAMPP control panel and hit the [admin] button but even after setting up a username and password for my sql ..I just don't understand what I've got here in XAMPP.
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Postby Sean-Michael » 04. November 2006 20:14

I will try to help, I'm no expert but this is what I have done... :D

1. Go To "http://www.yoursite.com/phpmyadmin/"

2. In the "Create new database" field enter a name for your data base and use that during installation.

Hope this helps some!
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Re: I'm trying to figure out how to install a forum

Postby Izzy » 04. November 2006 22:50

redphoenix wrote:When I installed XAMPP the install went beautifully. Soooo thank you very much XAMPP ! =)

But now I'm clearly missing some very basic steps about setting up SQL databases within XAMPP.

I don't understand anything about MYSQL much less how to start a database. I think that is the missing step to make either

phpbb2 or simple machines forums

to work. But this is just not intuitive at all for me. Does anyone have any basic explanations of how to setup a database within XAMPP so that you can then run/install a forum?

In the example of the simple machines forum, I'm stuck at the install page where it wants

MYSQL username:
MYSQL password:

I was able to go to the XAMPP control panel and hit the [admin] button but even after setting up a username and password for my sql ..I just don't understand what I've got here in XAMPP.


http://localhost/phpmyadmin
will also get you to the phpMyAdmin screen.
or
http://localhost
Click on the phpMyAdmin menu item in the left hand panel.

phpMyAdmin is a GUI front end to setup, administer and configure MySQL databases quickly and easily and is used by novices and professionals alike.

Once in phpMyAdmin follow this little how-to set up a database for phpBB2 here:
http://community.apachefriends.org/f/viewtopi ... 9816#79816
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Postby redphoenix » 06. November 2006 02:16

Izzy! you're a genius!

thank you thank you thank you!

your explanation worked perfectly =).

Thank you Sean-Michael and Izzy both for prompt helpful answers =).
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