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Sams Teach Yourself PHP, MySQL® and Apache All in One, Second Edition by Julie C. Meloni

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Chapter 2. Installing and Configuring MySQL

This is the first of three installation-related chapters, in which you will learn how to set up your development environment. We’ll tackle the MySQL installation first, primarily because the PHP installation is much simpler when MySQL is already installed.

In this chapter, you will learn

  • How to install MySQL

  • Basic security guidelines for running MySQL

  • How to work with the MySQL user privilege system

Current and Future Versions of MySQL

The installation instructions in this chapter refer to MySQL 4.0.21, which is the current production version of the software. This version number can be read as minor release number 21 of the major version 4.0 software. MySQL AB, the company responsible for creating and distributing ...

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