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    In the past, i've only used simple html for web pages I've made etc, and now with my starter plan I have created a forum on my site (phpB using my alloted 1 database. I know nothing about databases and most programming, but am thinking that making this website will be a good time to start learning.

    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
    Last edited by admin; 08-13-2015, 11:04 AM.

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(wrinehart ; Jul 7 2006, 03:38 AM) [snapback]744[/snapback]</div>
    In the past, i've only used simple html for web pages I've made etc, and now with my starter plan I have created a forum on my site (phB using my alloted 1 database. I know nothing about databases and most programming, but am thinking that making this website will be a good time to start learning.

    luckily I've been able to put the forum up without any problems as it had good tutorials. [/b]
    Great..... go ahead

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(wrinehart ; Jul 7 2006, 03:38 AM) [snapback]744[/snapback]</div>
    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. [/b]
    If your hosting package has allocated one MySql free database and you have used it then you can not create another MySql database.

    In case if you require to create another MySql database then you need to contact Accuwebhosting support, once you make a minor payment of it, they will increase your database resource limit and you can create it.

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(wrinehart ; Jul 7 2006, 03:38 AM) [snapback]744[/snapback]</div>
    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? [/b]
    In this case if you are using MySql with phpBB then you don't need ODBV DSN and phpBB is based on php and MySql and they are using its own connectivity. However, if you want to use ODBC DSNs you can check the below mentioned URL:

    http://www.connectionstrings.com/

    Click on MySQL  MyODBC

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(wrinehart ; Jul 7 2006, 03:38 AM) [snapback]744[/snapback]</div>
    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? [/b]
    Don't worry about any settings from server side. Please note that GD is already compiled/installed with php in all Accuwebhosting servers. If you are still facing issue related to GD, just contact our live support our techs will guide you regarding this.

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(wrinehart ; Jul 7 2006, 03:38 AM) [snapback]744[/snapback]</div>
    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.[/b]
    Well, first of all I should clear it that you should use latest version of forums.

    Latest version of phpBB forums is not using MySQL 3.23.x it is compatible with MySQL 4.x or greater. I think you may aware that version difference between 3.xx and 4.x. Both versions are using different data structure internally. Hence, when you try to install phpBB forums, it will ask you for option to choose mysql older version. You need to choose mysql 4.x or greater as it is installed in our all servers.
    Last edited by Marc_AccuWebHosting; 05-14-2016, 03:45 AM.

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      awesome; thanks for your replies Manuel

      <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Manuel_ ; Jul 8 2006, 01:42 AM) [snapback]745[/snapback]</div>
      <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(wrinehart ; Jul 7 2006, 03:38 AM) [snapback]744[/snapback]
      In the past, i've only used simple html for web pages I've made etc, and now with my starter plan I have created a forum on my site (phpB using my alloted 1 database. I know nothing about databases and most programming, but am thinking that making this website will be a good time to start learning.

      luckily I've been able to put the forum up without any problems as it had good tutorials. [/b]
      Great..... go ahead

      <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(wrinehart ; Jul 7 2006, 03:38 AM) [snapback]744[/snapback]</div>
      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. [/b]
      If your hosting package has allocated one MySql free database and you have used it then you can not create another MySql database.

      In case if you require to create another MySql database then you need to contact Accuwebhosting support, once you make a minor payment of it, they will increase your database resource limit and you can create it.

      <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(wrinehart ; Jul 7 2006, 03:38 AM) [snapback]744[/snapback]</div>
      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? [/b]
      In this case if you are using MySql with phpBB then you don't need ODBV DSN and phpBB is based on php and MySql and they are using its own connectivity. However, if you want to use ODBC DSNs you can check the below mentioned URL:

      http://www.connectionstrings.com/

      Click on MySQL  MyODBC

      <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(wrinehart ; Jul 7 2006, 03:38 AM) [snapback]744[/snapback]</div>
      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? [/b]
      Don
      Last edited by admin; 08-13-2015, 10:54 AM.

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        ASP.Net Hosting starts @ $3.18/Mo.
        Thanks for that

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