»Chapter 10. MySQL

Table of Contents

1. Install MySQL
2. Create the LiveJournal Database
3. Populate the Database


There are a few simple reasons why we chose MySQL when picking a database backend for LiveJournal: It's fast[o]», free[o]», stable[o]», secure[o]», and well supported by a large community of users. In this chapter we'll deal with installing and setting up MySQL on your server, then we'll show you how to populate your installation with the required base data.