Chapter 8. MySQL

Table of Contents

1. Install MySQL
2. Secure your MySQL installation
3. Create the LiveJournal Database
4. Configuring %LJ::DBINFO
5. Populate the Database

Abstract

There are a few simple reasons why we chose MySQL when picking a database backend for LiveJournal: It's fast[o], free[o], stable[o], secure[o], and well supported by a large community of users. In this chapter we will deal with installing and setting up MySQL on your server, then we will show you how to populate your installation with the required base data.