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#1 pmmcoy   User is offline

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Do I need a web site with MySQL to run and test the data base

Posted 11 September 2013 - 01:18 PM

Do I need a web site with MySQL installed to run and test the data base for future development or a local server? Is it possible to return images with the query as well as info? Can it set up to define the return like major searches in e-commerce sites?
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Re: Do I need a web site with MySQL to run and test the data base

Posted 11 September 2013 - 01:28 PM

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Do I need a web site with MySQL installed to run and test the data base for future development or a local server?

the principal difference is only in location. though usually you have not full control on a remote DB/server you donít own (and that usually for a good reason).

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Is it possible to return images with the query as well as info?

data is data, be it binary, numbers, strings or whatever, as long as the DB supports this data type. (though thereíre still conversions between data types possible). note, whether it is a good idea to save images in a DB is a different question.

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Can it set up to define the return like major searches in e-commerce sites?

you have the possibility. a MySQL server is a MySQL server everywhere alike.
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Re: Do I need a web site with MySQL to run and test the data base

Posted 11 September 2013 - 01:32 PM

View Postpmmcoy, on 11 September 2013 - 04:18 PM, said:

Do I need a web site with MySQL installed to run

Not trying to be over-technical, but no. You just need MySql running somewhere. MySql doesn't "run" on a web site, it runs on a computer &/or server. This means you can pull html content from a web server, & pull MySql from another machine, on the internal network, or even outside of the network.

All you need is an address that is listening on port 3306, that will accept & process your requests, & an account that you can authenticate with on that server.
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Re: Do I need a web site with MySQL to run and test the data base

Posted 11 September 2013 - 02:03 PM

As others have said, you don't need a web server in order to retrieve data from a database, but if you're retrieving image data (presumably to display the image) then you're going to at least need a web service to transform the data into an image file.
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