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What Is MySQL?
« on: October 23, 2007, 09:22:38 AM »
The internet of today is cluttered with myriad ways to create and manage a website. With sites becoming larger and more complicated, it became necessary to move beyond simple html and into more complicated languages for creating attractive and functional websites. MySQL is a database that helps in this regard.

MySQL is an open source database system which uses Structured Query Language (SQL) to operate. Databases are extremely common because they allow for a central collection of data, be it posts to a blog, a database of members to a forum, or locations of files. What the database does is organize them in such a way that PHP (or other programming languages) can use the data to assemble a site. The MySQL database uses relationships to organize data, an efficient system that is both fast and reliable. While a few years ago most sites were composed of pages of html with all the data located on the individual page, today it is common to find large portions of the site stored in a MySQL database.

However, just knowing what a MySQL database is does not grant one understanding of how or why to use one. MySQL is popular because it works well with all the major programming languages and can be installed on all the major operating systems. It is open source, so it is constantly undergoing improvement in operation and security, and is free if users follow the GNU General Public License. The most common reason to use MySQL is that it is required for many popular pieces of software operating on your web server. If you want access to these programs, you have to install MySQL. Because of the growth in popularity of sites built on and around more advanced applications, databases are becoming a necessity, and MySQL is well known as the biggest and by many is considered the best. As well, because a database takes care of organizing the site’s content, it is possible to change the site’s design without affecting its content.

Learning how to use MySQL is best done on a clean server, away from any important data that could be lost. Many servers already have MySQL installed by default, but you cannot assume. If your server does not have MySQL, you can download and install the software from MySQL AB the company which owns it. Once you know you have MySQL, its time to start exploring. MySQL AB provides an extremely detailed manual for their software, and it is the best starting point for new web administrators. It may turn out that in the course of day to day operations you don’t need most of these skills, but without them a small problem could become a very large one in the future.

Take time to learn as much about the systems that operate your website as possible. If you have an understanding of the basic system behind each piece of technology, it makes troubleshooting significantly easier. MySQL is just a part of a larger system, often called LAMP, or Linux-Apache-MySQL-PHP. Find out what your server is using, whether it be Linux or Windows, Apache or Perl, and take the time to understand how and why it works the way it does.

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Re: What Is MySQL?
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2010, 03:31:23 AM »
The MySQL is an release source database
System which uses Structured Query Language (SQL) to operate. Databases are very ordinary because they permit for a central collection of data, be it posts to a blog, a database of members to a forum, or locations of files.

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Re: What Is MySQL?
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2010, 08:46:05 AM »
In market, there are so many databases and MySQL is one of them. It is a relational database management system also it is a open source and based on SQL. SQL known as Structured Query Language. It affords an applications for different types of programming which includes C,C++, Java and PHP.

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Re: What Is MySQL?
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2011, 11:52:56 AM »
MySQL is a database system used on the web. Basically, a MySQL database allows you to create a relational database structure on a web-server somewhere in order to store data or automate procedures.MySQL is most commonly used for Web applications and for embedded applications and has become a popular alternative to proprietary database systems because of its speed and reliability.

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Re: What Is MySQL?
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2011, 12:38:53 PM »
As per my knowledge, MySQL is the most widely used type of SQL database on the Web today. MySQL is a relational database management system (RDBMS) based on Structured Query Language (SQL), the most popular language for adding, accessing content database. With MySQL, we can query a database for specific information and have a recordset.

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Re: What Is MySQL?
« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2011, 04:45:56 PM »
MySQL is a data source program used on the web.It gives an programs for different kinds of selection such as C,C++, java and PHP. It is most widely used for Web programs and for included programs and has become a well-known substitute to exclusive data source programs because of its rate and excellence.

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Re: What Is MySQL?
« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2012, 11:52:11 AM »
MySQL is a relationship database and it is nothing but the items that being collected in systematic section or characterize the tables which can be accessible in various forms. MySQL supports the great facility for security.

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Re: What Is MySQL?
« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2018, 12:49:35 PM »
MySQL is an open source database system which uses Structured Query Language (SQL) to operate. Databases are extremely common because they allow for a central collection of data, be it posts to a blog, a database of members to a forum, or locations of files. What the database does is organize them in such a way that PHP (or other programming languages) can use the data to assemble a site. The MySQL database uses relationships to organize data, an efficient system that is both fast and reliable. While a few years ago most sites were composed of pages of HTML with all the data located on the individual page, today it is common to find large portions of the site stored in a MySQL database.
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