Thanks .k, Yes, CMS does mean that... (O: I'm learning to use a programme called Mod-X, so that is why I used the term 'protocol', in the sense that it is a structured 'language' system that will function with PHP and Apache, both of which I set up today. The sticking point was the SQL and MySQL specifically, as I am only learning at this stage how the whole kit and kaboodle works, so I wasn't wanting to pay $599 to use MySQL if something else was available, either for a lower price or gratis... Thanks for the link too... EO: Tigdh __________________________________________ T A G e: tigdh at tigdh.com m: 0434 249 753 (int) +61434 249 753 p: (03) 6334 2631 (int) +61 3 6334 2631 On 24/10/2007, at 10:39 PM, kasimir-k wrote: Tigdh Glesain scribeva in 24/10/2007 12:51: > Is there an SQL download available for Mac OS X that allows me to set > up a database to allow me to learn to use PHP and CMS protocol? > > I hope that question makes sense... Well, it almost makes sense :-) I've never heard about a protocol called CMS - usually CMS in web context refers to Content Management System. SQL is a language used with relational database management systems (RDBMS), an example of such system is MySQL. To use PHP and MySQL, you'll need a web server, e.g. Apache. An easy way to get these three (Apache, PHP, MySQL) running on OS X is MAMP <http://www.mamp.info/>. .k -- * * Please support the community that supports you. * * http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !