LAMS requires MySQL 5+. Note that it will not work with MySQL 4 or below.
You can download MySQL 5+ for Windows from the MySQL downloads website.
Installing and Configuring MySQL
Creating a the LAMS database
Login into MySQL as root and run the following two commands to create a database for LAMS and its user to access it:
We use lams as database name and db user and lamsdemo as password. These are the default settings, but you can set your own. Just make sure you change these settings when you build LAMS (see common.properties file).
For those interested, you can find out more about installing and configuring MySQL from the MySQL chapter on Windows installation. For LAMS usage, the defaults in the installer should be fine.
LAMS expected the following two entries to exist in the my.ini file in the [mysqld] section
For those installing on Windows without the installer, please ensure you have these lines in your my.ini, or my.cnf. This file can usually be found in either your MySQL Server directory (e.g. C:\Program Files\MySQL Server 5.0) or in your Windows directory (C:\Windows). If you are using Linux/Ubuntu/Debian, you can probably find the file in /etc/mysql/my.cnf.
If installing MySQL using the MySQL Windows installer the sql-mode will already be set for you. In this case the transaction-isolation setting will be configured by the LAMS Windows installer, so you don't have to worry about editing the my.ini file.