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So you've been searching for a MySQL tutorial that explains where to download MySQL from, how to install and configure it and make MySQL work in harmony with Apache Web server and your PHP web application.
You will be delighted you've reached Open source varsity. Each MySQL tutorial on this website has been created by people who've used MySQL for years. Each MySQL tutorial has evolved from the need to provide real world answers to MySQL programmers and/or website developers.
The initial MySQL tutorial starts off by exposing you to what a database and Database Management System are and how they are different.
Our MySQL tutorial explains how MySQL works in a simple, easy to understand manner.
We encourage you to Work your way through each MySQL tutorial. We are confident that when you do so you will acquire a wealth of DBMS skills to use with Internet driven websites and applications or stand alone, desktop based, multiuser applications.
A Database Management System is mandatory for any website that delivers:
The DBMS must be light on resources and swift to respond to user queries. MySQL fits perfectly. Hence there are a lot of people seeking MySQL training via the Internet today. When a DBMS is required to work with a Web server, MySQL is chosen 90% of the time. MySQL carries a small foot print, light on resources, swift, yet is an enterprise strength relational DBMS.
MySQL was once open source, completely free to down load and use. Today, MySQL is owned by Oracle Corp, but so far continues to be free to download and use.
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