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What is MySQL and How to Use It

May 1st, 2009:

What is MySQL and How to Use it

MySQL is one of the most popular database management systems for processing and managing data in a database, and MySQL is a very popular and powerful tool in connection with PHP and connecting a database to a website.

The MySQL database server excels in fast, multi-threaded, multi-user, and sturdy SQL (Structured Query Language) database management. MySQL is open source and free to download and use for everyone in accordance to the SQL general public license.

MySQL is often being used in connection with PHP to create dynamit websites. PHP may be run as a separate program or compiled as a module for use with the Apache Web Server. PHP actually provides a couple of different MySQL API extensions.

What is MySQLi? MySQLi stands for MySQL, Improved; this extension is available only in PHP 5. It is intended for use with MySQL 4.1.1 or later versions.

The PHP distribution and documentation is available from the PHP Web site. MySQL provides the MySQL and MySQLi extensions for the Windows operating system for MySQL versions as of 4.1.16 on here. You can find information why you should preferably use the extensions provided by MySQL on that page.

Where to donwload MySQL for Windows and how to install MySQL on Windows.

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