Fundamental starting issues (Windows 10)

I’m trying to get a demo running to show git working on my local desktop (Windows 10 desktop). I installed MySQL 5.7.21 and created an account; I validated that I could connect to the server and created a gitea database (used Navicat Premium Essentials).
Now, I think I have modified the app.ini file [database] section, with the proper HOST, NAME, USER, and PASSWD. Do I have to configure the [server] section as well?
Now, I still can’t launch a windows service to start gitea. What am I doing wrong?