I can't install MySQL because doesn't recognise Visual Studio 2017

Hi everyone,

I am completely new in this world, so be patient with me :slight_smile:

I’m trying to install mySQL from the installer (mysql-installer-community-, but it doesn’t recognise the Visual Studio 2017 that I’m already have installed in my pc. So, I can’t move forward and complete the OJS installation (ojs-3.1.1-4).

Any help?
Many thanks in advance!

Hi @al_barcon

OJS doesn’t require Visual Studio for installation. For Windows for development purposes I’d recommend to use XAMPP for installation and Notepad++/Sublime Text for making changes into the code. For production you just need apache with PHP module and MySQL/MariaDB database, this is a default configuration that almost all hosting providers support for share hosting.