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Old 04-07-2012, 06:14 AM   #1
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Advice needed setting up a MySQL server


Hello.

Firstly, I'll note I'm quite new to Linux.

My two friends and my self are developing a small Python application (client side). It will connect to a remote DB Server.

I've done some research and chose a CentOS 6.2 distro. It Will run MySQL. I'll use phpMyAdmin for management.

Does this sound reasonable? (I realize it's quite a broad question..)

Are there any alternatives I should consider?

What are the pre-requisites for MySQL running properly on the server?

What's easier for programming the logic in the server side - Python or PHP?

Do I need to configure Apache in order for my MySQL to work?

I'll probably have some more questions as I advance.

Thank You.
 
Old 04-07-2012, 06:40 AM   #2
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Hello there
I have no knowledge on python.
But regarding MySQL, you may use CentOS its good.
Install MySQL and configure it to run on startup. MySQL does not need Apache

phpMyAdmin requires 'Php' and 'apache' (or any other web server- Apache is the best)to run
 
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Old 04-07-2012, 06:49 AM   #3
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Thank you for your reply.

Are PHP and Apache run in startup by default?
Do I have to change permissions to either of the two?

Thanks again.
 
Old 04-07-2012, 08:22 AM   #4
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Are PHP and Apache run in startup by default?
I don't know CentOS in detail, but usually they will when installed through the distro's mechanisms.

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Do I have to change permissions to either of the two?
This is normally not necessary on the system level. However, you should add a MySQL user for your application that has limited access, i.e. permission only to the application's database and only INSERT/UPDATE/DELETE/whatever you need, no CREATE or ALTER permissions.
 
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Old 04-07-2012, 09:09 AM   #5
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Normally as I have seen, Apache wont be enabled to start on boot in Cent OS. You need to enable it using chkconfig. MySQL is good, but I have seen PostgreSQL to perform very nicely. You may want to look into it. PHP is easier to learn if you know C/C++. I have no idea about Python. But if you are looking at building a web application PHP is a good choice. PHP and apache work together very well. Apache, PHP and MySQL is I suppose most preferred combination for web applications.
 
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Old 04-07-2012, 09:44 AM   #6
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For all you asked, you need to setup LAMP server.

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What's easier for programming the logic in the server side - Python or PHP?
PHP would be the better option.

And you'll find lots of material for setting up LAMP server on google.
 
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Old 04-07-2012, 11:49 AM   #7
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Thank you all, I'll look into it.

moves to solved.
 
Old 04-07-2012, 03:01 PM   #8
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Are MySQL and the web server going to be on two separate machines? If so, how do you plan on securing the connection?
 
  


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