luckily I've been able to put the forum up without any problems as it had good tutorials.
now for the newbie questions:
1. If I have one database available and it is used for my forum, does that mean I can't add anything else that requires MySQL access? (unless I add database stuff) That's the obvious impression I get, but I am clueless really.
2. I see something called ODBC DSNs in HELM. I looked them up to get an idea of what they are (still not too sure), but in what sort of instance would I create one of these to use it?
3. I wanted to add an extension to my forum and it requires something called GD 1.8.x - 2.0 or higher. does accuwebhosting support this?
4. if something says for it's requirements "MySQL 3.23.x " does it mean its not compatible with mySQL 4? or is MySQL something that is backwards compatible.
Thanks for your help