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I have been working on an internship project and I built a database but I have been doing it under a free hosting website using their PhpMyAdmin. That is very insecure for our data to go to, so I need to transfer the database to my company's network drive so that the data wont be going to the free hosting website, instead it could be on our network. Meanwhile we are waiting for our own sub-domain, but that takes a long time and we will need the site on a temp domain. Is there any way that I can install MySQL directly to my drive? Any instructions or tutorial? Thanks a lot!

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This question came from our site for professional and enthusiast programmers.… might be helpful – Vikram Aug 6 '12 at 17:20
thanks im going to see if that helps. – Alexandra Aug 6 '12 at 17:34
Really really bad idea. You'd be much better off investigating a replicated or clustered configuration. – EJP Aug 9 '12 at 1:52

MYSQL needs to be installed on a server. If you need to stick to a netowrk drive, you could look into [SQLite]: . It doesn't need to be installed and it portable since it just a file. Depending on the way you wrote your queries, you might need to adjust some syntax when swtiching to sqlite.

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:/ I have about 50 pages of php already, would that be an overkill? I don't want it to take me ages redoing everything – Alexandra Aug 6 '12 at 17:23
were you using mysql, mysqli, PDO? also was it written in procedural or OOP? – mlishn Aug 6 '12 at 17:23
just pure mysql im not sure what procedural or oop means – Alexandra Aug 6 '12 at 17:24
mysql_query is becoming depreciated, so for the future I'd switch to PDO or mysqli . Depending on how youre code is written it could be just modifying your connection method to rewriting everything. Take a look at this : it should help out, to see how much you'll have – mlishn Aug 6 '12 at 17:26
Does your company not have a MYSQL server you could use? If they do, then its just as simple as creating a copy of the database – mlishn Aug 6 '12 at 17:28

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