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Re: Questions about installing MySQL -- newbie alert!
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: Questions about installing MySQL -- newbie alert!
- From: John Eisenschmidt <jweisen_(_at_)_eisenschmidt_(_dot_)_org>
- Date: Sun, 28 Jul 2002 09:33:13 +0000
- Mail-followup-to: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
After everything everyone else has said, and working myself for a nonprofit,
here's the important question. Is there any reason you couldn't contract with
someone to host this for you? There are alot of web hosting companies that
provide MySQL and whatever language you're putting in front of it (Perl,
Python, PHP, etc). If you're constrained for time, and you don't know how,
your best bet is to contract with someone who has enough MySQL experience to
pick up the DB and move it to their hosting site for you (assuming you're even
that far in the process).
Tell management the old adage: Fast, Cheap, Correct. They can pick and two out
of three they want, but the third has to give.
I'm normally opposed to outsourcing, but if you don't have a DBA or an Admin,
my experience has shown that inexperienced developers make the worst of
either. Many hosting companies will also give nonprofits a discount.
Unless the Voices are Mistaken, Nicholas Kruse (nkruse_(_at_)_sas_(_dot_)_upenn_(_dot_)_edu) Wrote:
> Hi all,
> I have been charged with the task of installing MySQL on my organization's
> Problem is, I am just a stand-in (the sucker with the most computer
> knowledge in a
> small org) since the server admin left. I know almost nothing about
> have some ability to *use* a Unix-based OS, but no experience running one.
> I have found the MySQL file I need, but the instructions are sparse, and
> pretty sure I'd mess it up. I see two options:
> 1) Someone explains to me that it's really not all that hard, or points me
> to some
> sort of more concrete resource, and I [shudder] attempt it myself.
> 2) Someone on this listserv happens to be in the Philadelphia region and
> be interested in being hired to do this for me.
> I have a database I'm supposed to have developed by the end of August, and
> course it can't go live without the server set up to support it.
> A little more info: we're running OpenBSD 2.6 (I know) and Apache 1.3.9.
> Any help would be greatly appreciated -- I mean GREATLY -- even if it's
> lead, since I can't seem to find resources on this anywhere.
> Nicholas Kruse
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