Hi there - I'm new to PhpGedView, and sorry if my question is quite basic. I'm about to setup and there are the following questions on the setup screen:
Use the database to provide UTF-8 collation
Database Table Prefix
My question is… how do I use the information provided by my host (below) to go into which box? I'm not sure which item is which, and indeed if I have all I need. I'm going to leave it un-setup until someone can assist. Many thanks.
MySQL Database Information
Host Name: .db...com
This belongs in the HELP forum and is a good reason why you didn't receive a pretty prompt response.
I'm not sure exactly what you are asking: there is a HELP icon adjacent to each term.
Database type is the type of database and has a pulldown - should be MySQL unless you are using SQLite (probably not)
Database Host = Host Name
Database port = leave it blank to use default. Unlikely it is another port or they would have told you
Database U/N = User Name
Database Name - Database Name
Use UTF-8 collation = sure, if you intend to use accents or non-English languages. UTF-8 would be the default.
Database Table Prefix => default will be pgv_ unless you wish it to be otherwise. Your choice
All this could have been figured out yourself with use of the HELP on the form, or the WIKI. These forums are not for routine replacement of your obligation to read the information provided. And, please use the proper forum.
You should check with your provider whether the database is resident on the same physical machine as the web server (and your PhpGedView installation). In this case, the database host should be "localhost".
I echo Stephen's comment: Questions such as this should be posted in the Help forum. You should only ask questions for which the answers are not obvious from other sources.
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