Monthly archives: February, 2011

Configuring MySQL for UTF-8

If you want to run MySQL primarily using UTF-8 then the configuration file my.cnf should contain the following directives: Check that things look right by running this command or by using phpMyAdmin to look at the “Variables” for the server, or some similar technique. which should give a result something like: Then try: which should …

Checking for problems in my.cnf

If you want to check for errors in the MySQL configuration file my.conf you can start the MySQL daemon from a command line with helpful parameters: will provide a lot of information about the available parameters. More useful for diagnosing problems is: which starts up MySQL with a lot of messages – including diagnostics for …

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