MySQL is an open source, fast reliable, and flexible relational database management system, used with PHP.
What is MySQL?
- MySQL is a database system, used for developing web-based software applications.
- MySQL used for both small and large applications.
- MySQL is a relational database management system (RDBMS).
- MySQL is fast reliable and flexible and easy to use.
- MySQL supports standard SQL (Structured Query Language).
- MySQL is free to download and use.
- MySQL was developed by Michael Widenius and David Axmark in 1994.
- MySQL is presently developed, distributed, and supported by Oracle Corporation.
- MySQL Written in C, C++.
Main Features of MySQL
- MySQL server design is multi-layered with independent modules.
- MySQL is fully multithreaded by using kernel threads. It can use multiple CPUs if they are available.
- MySQL provides transactional and non-transactional storage engines.
- MySQL has a high-speed thread-based memory allocation system.
- MySQL supports in-memory heap table.
- MySQL Handles large databases.
- MySQL Server works in client/server or embedded systems.
- MySQL Works on many different platforms.
Who Uses MySQL
- Some of the most famous websites like Facebook, Wikipedia, Google (not for search), YouTube, Flickr.
- Content Management Systems (CMS) like WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, phpBB.
- A large number of web developers worldwide are using MySQL, to develop web applications.