10 SETTING UP MYSQL ANDPHPMYADMIN
What this chapter covers:
- Installing the MySQL database on Windows and Mac OS X
- Securing the database
- Setting up the phpMyAdmin graphical interface
- Backing up and transferring data to another server
Dynamic websites take on a whole new meaning in combination with a database. Drawing content from a database allows you to present material in ways that would be impractical—if not impossible—with a static website. Examples that spring to mind are online stores, such as Amazon.com; news sites, such as the International Herald Tribune (
www.iht.com); and the big search engines, including Google and Yahoo! Database technology allows these websites to present thousands, sometimes millions, of unique pages with remarkably ...