Re: MySQL online database for 5 users
Posted by: Rick James
Date: October 17, 2014 07:55AM

Executive summary: You will have to learn a bunch of stuff.


MySQL can certainly do it for "free". But there is a learning curve. Some of the technical details...

To allow the users to get in, open up the firewall for port 3306.
For each user:
GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON dbname.* TO "user1"@"" IDENTIFIED BY "password-1";

As for buying another disk, that may be unnecessary -- unless they will be dealing with lots of data, a couple of GB or so might be sufficient for the mysql program plus the equivalent of a few million "rows" of data.

It's unclear whether you also need Apache and PHP (suggest WAMP or other combo-product that provides all the stack), or whether your "forms" will continue to be in Excel.

As for connection between Excel and MySQL, I am not versed in that. Search for Excel in

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