About MySQL

MySQL (pronounced “my ess cue el”) is an open source relational database management system (RDBMS) that uses Structured Query Language (SQL), the most popular language for adding, accessing, and processing data in a database.

Because it is open source, anyone can download MySQL and tailor it to one’s needs in accordance with the general public license. MySQL is noted mainly for its speed, reliability, and flexibility. Most agree, however, that it works best when managing content and not executing transactions.

For more, read: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MySQL

You can also find helpful tutorials related to MySQL in our knowledge base. For example:

Creating a database in MySQL

How to export and import MySQL databases using PHPMyAdmin

How to repair MySQL databases and tables with phpMyAdmin

How to repair MySQL databases and tables hosted on VPS servers

How to import large MySQL data files if phpMyAdmin times out

Maximum number of connections to a single MySQL database


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