The MySQL section will be short. I'm not here to hold a class on MySQL. I am thinking that if you got this far you 1.) have hired someone to install the script for you, or 2.) you know how to install the script yourself. This will be a rudimentary command line installation of the sql file locate in your sql directory of the chirp installation. MySQL Installation Create & Populate the MySQL Database - If you have shell access to your web server, login and create the database using the following command: shell> mysqladmin create chirp You must then populate the database by copying the /chirp/sql/chirp.sql file into the database: shell> mysql -u <USERNAME> -p<PASSWORD> chirp < chirp.sql This will run a set of SQL queries on your database and fill the database with default data. Your database is now populated and Chirp is almost ready for use. With shell access, you can check to see if the tables have been successfully created, you can list them by using the mysqlshowcommand: shell> mysqlshow chirp If you use phpMyAdmin to access MySQL copy the chirp.sql file and paste the contents inside the "Run SQL query/queries on database" field box in the database. This will display the tables and the variables needed for Chirp to run correctly. For more information see your phpMyAdmin documentation.