Stupid noob question... Adding small database to my website.. how to start?
I plan to add a small database to my site: http://www.computerfix.org/
Basically It will be written in mysql and php would be used to retrieve the info. But how do I start?
I have downloaded few feeeware tools like Apache, myphp and mysql, but where do I go from there...?
After installation successful, you can read some tutorials on how to create and make use of the database on your server. There are lots of great tutorials on websites. Personally I'd recommend using Paul Dubois's book -> MySQL. It's a good starting point.
Then try familiarizing yourself with some simple php commands.
After you're used to using MySQL, you can start trying the phpmyadmin as an alternative, very easy and intuitive. You can start tweaking it in no time if you already know some MySQL basic commands.
Then keep on practising. You'll become a guru one day.