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PHP & MySQL: Novice to Ninja, 5th Edition by Kevin Yank

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Appendix A. Manual Installation Instructions

In Chapter 1, I recommended using a packaged solution like XAMPP or MAMP to set up a PHP-capable web server and MySQL database server on your computer. Especially when you’re just starting out, it’s useful to have your development web server bundled together so that you can switch it on and off—even throw it away and start from scratch all at once, whenever you need to.

That said, the time may come when you want to do it all yourself, if only to understand how all the parts fit together. In this appendix, I’ll walk you through a manual installation process on each of the three major platforms that PHP and MySQL support: Windows, OS X, and Linux.

Windows

Installing MySQL

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