Umm you can convert it to files-based database (for instance - .sq3 - sqlite) and work with it, and yes, installing mysql after php is possible.
HTH, Nitsan On Sat, Oct 25, 2008 at 4:32 PM, YVES SUCAET <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > Well, *technicaly*... you could open a socket to the MySQL server and talk > to > it, but that's probably a bit much, so... > > You never mentioned what kind of server this is. Is this on *nix or > Windows? > And do you have access to the php.ini file at least so you can enable the > mysql extension? > > Other than that, I think your idea of putting a script on a second server > to > get your data would work just fine. You could have the second script even > send > back your requested data in XML or use Ajax to populate tables on the > client-side rather than the server side. It may even make your application > run > more smoothly (and definitely scalable). > > HTH, > > Yves > > > ------ Original Message ------ > Received: Fri, 24 Oct 2008 03:35:47 PM CDT > From: "Patrick Price" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> > To: <firstname.lastname@example.org> > Subject: [PHP-DB] using database without mysql installed > > I am trying to access a mysql database server from a php 5.2 server that > doesn't have mysql installed on it. I don't have access or the ability to > reinstall php on this server. Is it possible to install mysql after php is > installed and up and running? > > > > If it is not possible, what would be the best solution to accessing the > database? > > > > The best solution I could think of would be to require a php file that is > running on a server that I have control of and that has mysql installed and > using that file to call the database to get the information I need. > > > > Thanks for any help. > > > > Patrick > > > > > > > > > > > -- > PHP Database Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) > To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php > >