Posted By: Anonymous
I installed XAMPP v3.2.1 because I wanted to learn how to create database in MySQL and learn more about TOMCAT. However, I am a little confused about what to do now. I have read many blogs and the documentation on this page http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.0/en/creating-database.html.
While following the directions I found that:
I can’t access my local host.
Attempted Solution: I shut down skype because I read that might be an issue.
I don’t have any older versions of XAMPP on my computer and I don’t believe I am connected to any other servers. So, I don’t have permission to do anything.
Am I trying to access mysql through the wrong command prompt? I am trying to use MySQL from the XAMPP shell. I am not sure why I cannot get everything working. Am I going about this the wrong way?
Thanks for any help
XAMPP only offers MySQL (Database Server) & Apache (Webserver) in one setup and you can manage them with the xampp starter.
After the successful installation navigate to your xampp folder and execute the
Press the start Button at the mysql row.
Now you’ve successfully started mysql. Now there are 2 different ways to administrate your mysql server and its databases.
But at first you have to set/change the MySQL Root password. Start the Apache server and type
127.0.0.1 in your browser’s address bar. If you haven’t deleted anything from the htdocs folder the xampp status page appears. Navigate to security settings and change your mysql root password.
Now, you can browse to your phpmyadmin under
http://localhost/phpmyadmin or download a windows mysql client for example navicat lite or mysql workbench. Install it and log in to your mysql server with your new root password.