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    Hi,
    I intend to set up a forum on my site and I need MySQL database. When I asked my server support people if my site had a MySQL database I was told 'you can't have MYSQL, but you do have SQL setup'.
    Does this mean that MySQL isn't set up but I can set it up, or am I way off?
    Thanks

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    It sounds like they might have a different database (MSSQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle). But I don't know much about that.

    Could you provide a link to the host?
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    When someone says "You don't have MySQL, but you have SQL," they typically mean that you have Microsoft SQL Server. It is a different architecture and platform than MySQL, and runs on Windows servers, whereas MySQL typically runs on a Linux server. If you're setting up a forum, you probably need PHP, too. You should make sure that you have the proper tools with your host, or move to another one that has what you need. Just don't use dual-host.com. They are liars and spammers.

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    Nice1 thanks,
    sorry for the delay in replying, the email notification didn't come through.
    the host is www.interland.com JR,
    cheers

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    Yes it is Microsoft SQL, I think, because they have Microsoft .net.
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    I was going to install ubb.threads but in their installation documentation they state
    'Make sure that you have a MySQL database (UBB.threads™ does not support other database types at this time)'
    So I suppose I've to go and pick another forum software out for Microsoft SQL server then.

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    Yes, your host won't support PHP, because they are a Microsoft host. So that means that you will need to use an ASP forum, which there isn't much a selection of.

    [searchwdf]ASP Forum[/searchwdf]
    [searchweb]ASP Forum[/searchweb]
    JR

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    when I asked if the directory was php enabled they said i could use php....

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    You will still need to use an ASP forum because you have a Microsoft database.
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    Grand, thanks,
    I found snitz forums using your search. I'll give that a go, it's freeware under the GPL so I hope it's ok,
    cheers


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