[MySQL] setting up local test server?

I am a total newb and have never used MySQL before
So I followed the Local Apache Server Tut here on Kirupa
and have had no problems testing my php/flash projects
but I am now needing to learn to use a database and have
d/l MySQL but I am really confused on where it should go or
were it belongs in relation to the apache server … I mean
does sit inside the server and does it have to be located on the
same drive as the local server … im just really confused and I have
been searching here and google and have yet to find any good
info for a total newb to MySQL … any info/help or where to go for
a good tut on getting this part of the server up and running is
greatly appreciated :slight_smile:
Thanks in advance