Can I install PHP and MySQL myself on my server?
Posted 05 March 2006 - 04:44 PM
I would like to try installing a php script i found that uses PHP and MySQL on my server but when I tried I noticed it didn't work, then I realized php wasn't installed. I started looking at my host's page and it seems like my plan (a cheap one $10/mo) doesn't automatically have PHP and a MySQL database. For $12-$30/mo you can get varoius plans with PHP installed and a 50MB or 100MB MySQL database. My question is, can I just install PHP and make my own MySQL database or am I going to have to upgrade my account to get this functionality? If I can, can you give me an idea of how I go about doing this.
Another question I have is I will be installing my script on multiple subdomains, will I need a new MySQL database for every subdomain or will 1 database handle all the info? Or does this depend on how the script was written particularly?
Also, if I do upgrade my account i have the option of a Windows or Linux server. The last time I had a server I went with Linux b/c Windows servers were a little less reliable. Is there any reason I should go with one type or another? I was thinking since I am using PHP & MySQL linux might be the better option whereas if I was going to use an ASP script then it would be better to go with a windows server.. is there any truth or logic to this?
Thanks for any help.
Posted 05 March 2006 - 05:27 PM
Posted 05 March 2006 - 05:36 PM
Go and find yourself a package with php and mysql (should be around the $100-120 a year mark i would imagine).
Posted 05 March 2006 - 05:56 PM
Posted 05 March 2006 - 06:01 PM
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