I am totally new to all of this. I wanted to be able to play around with design templates for phpbb, not php just doing layouts and such, and was told I needed a server, php, mysql. I found a link to xampp on the phpbb site and it seemed very easy so I got it but now I have a problem.
I have installed and uninstalled 3 times and no matter what I do, even though I do NOT check anything under the Services section when installing it, once I shut down my computer and then start it the next day the mysql has the service box checked.
I only want localhost, and I don't want anything running unless I start it. How do I prevent this from constantly changing the mysql to a service?
Sorry this is long, but I don't know anything about any of this and wanted to make sure I had explained fully. Thanks for any help.