Basically, I want to set up a phpBB test forum to run on my own iMac as a test for modifications and updates for my live forums (Link 1 and Link 2. Now, I had a system set up on my old iBook (Which was running 10.3), and it took me practically a whole weekend to get setup, and I still don't know how I did it, plus I had no idea how to insert my database that was online into my local one for further testing. So basically, I figure I need these: Personal Web sharing set up and on php4 running A connectable mySQL server running on my machine. An install of phpBB in my PWS folder Now, SQL is a strange and mystifying technology to me. I am not hugely familiar with it beyond using it to dump SQL data backups from the forum and running the odd SQL command via phpMyAdmin to enhance the DB for modding purposes. I seem to have 1,2 and 4 done okay. The forum software itself appears to be working from my web browser. However, I honestly have no idea how to get 3 done properly or how to get my phpbb to connect to it (despite that the SQL Panel in System Prefs tells me that it's running. I installed the 4.1 mySQL binary for Intel off the official MySQL site... So how exactly do I set up mySQL so I can connect to it from my locally hosted phpBB install, as well as inserting all the data from my forum online? Step by step instructions if you can. Or, if anyone has a tried and tested simple way to set it up, feel free to tell me. Thanks for any and all help.