I am developing a PHP web application where all data is to be stored in a MySQL database but unfortunately have no server on which to upload it to and even if I did I will be working offline quite a bit. My question is how to set up a database for free using a normal install process (I don't have sudo privileges in the terminal but can type in administrator password to install or download) that doesn't use up a ton of storage. To be clear, I do not need a massive database in which to store tons of data, I will be clearing it and resetting it to test various features all the time.

  • use their docker container – enderland Aug 8 '17 at 21:06

What about one of the memory databases available ??


H2 Database Engine

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  • Could I use it with Netbeans? I'm just getting used to this whole database thing... – dalearn Aug 8 '17 at 20:57
  • Why not ?? Here is how h2 is been set up in Netbeans: stackoverflow.com/questions/34034872/… - and it is the same procedure with hsqldb – Rene Larsen Aug 8 '17 at 21:07

MySQL offers pre-built macOS installers. You can find them here.

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  • Those are huge production type downloads upwards of 1GB and I am looking for something simple. All I need is something for PHP's mysqli to interact with until I am closer to being finished! – dalearn Aug 8 '17 at 20:47

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