OK I’m not sure how to get off the ground.
I have PHP and MySQL installed (I’ve installed apachefriends.org’s XAMPP) and want to start using mysql. OK a few questions:
1) why is it, after setting the root password in phpmyadmin (which I’m told is the first thing you should do), all subsequent attempts to use mysql in phpmyadmin result in a ‘can’t connect’ error?
2) the book I have talks about “mysqladmin” a lot, but I can’t seem to download that from anywhere. Where do I get it and tie it in with my installation?
3) should I start learning mysql by setting it up/adding information through a command line interface, or directly through PHP? That’s my end goal, to use the database to serve content for a site.
I realise this is a broad remit, but any help would be appreciated. To assist you: I’m an advanced php programmer, am testing on windows but eventually uploading to unix… anything else?
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