Using xampp on a windows machine that already has mysql

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Using xampp on a windows machine that already has mysql

Postby hesher » 21. August 2011 09:09

Hi,

I've downloaded xampp and intend to use it in a self contained environment.
problem is, i already have a mysql service running on default setting (port 3306).

I would like xampp to use it's own mysql.

How can I achieve this?

Thanks!
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Re: Using xampp on a windows machine that already has mysql

Postby JonB » 21. August 2011 19:37

You "probably" could run two instance of MySQL.

First - they would have to run on separate ports.
Two - their service instances would have to have different names.

You "might not" be able to use them concurrently. I can think of a bunch of reasons for that.

I also have no real idea why you would want to do that. All the actual database instances are held separately and can be walled off with a good configuration scheme.

This is 'out-of-scope' for XAMMP, so you are on your own as to if it will work, and how.

MySQL is governed by several things, primarily by the my.ini (in XAMPP) or the my.cnf (standalone) configuration files. You should peer into them for wisdom.

Last 'I will point out part' - you completely failed to mention one important thing! - the VERSIONS of everything involved - Windows, XAMPP and MySQL.

These are all just 'my opinions'

Good Luck
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