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MySQL - Setting up a MySQL Server with Ubuntu via VirtualBox Part 3

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Part 3: Setting up MySQL Server If you’ve made it this far your on the home stretch! In this part we’ll be configuring Ubuntu, and setting up MySQL Server. If you haven’t already, load up the Ubuntu VM. While this is optional, I highly recommend giving your server a static IP address. Normally the router is reponsible for handing out IP addresses but since we will be connecting to this through code we really don’t want to have to update the address every single time in the database connection. Read more...

MySQL - Setting up a MySQL Server with Ubuntu via VirtualBox Part 2

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Part 2: Installing Ubuntu With out virtual machine ready to be fired up thanks to part 1, we are now ready to begin installing Ubuntu. If you don’t have VirtualBox open, go ahead and do so now. Highlight the VM that we just set up and click Start Okay I lied. There’s actually one last step we need to do and that’s specify the location of our Ubuntu ISO file that we downloaded earlier. Read more...

MySQL - Setting up a MySQL Server with Ubuntu via VirtualBox Part 1

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Part 1: Setting up Virtual Box Welcome! This is part 1 of my 3 part series that will teach you how to start up an instance of MySQL server running in a Ubuntu virtual machine. This is great for when you need a temporary or non public database server for development. Before we begin though you’ll need a few resources. Download the following: VirtualBox Ubuntu (Desktop) Why Desktop? Read more...