Introduction to MySQL
MySQL is a very popular open-source relational database management system (RDBMS).
What is MySQL?
- MySQL is a relational database management system
- MySQL is open-source
- MySQL is free
- MySQL is ideal for both small and large applications
- MySQL is very fast, reliable, scalable, and easy to use
- MySQL is cross-platform
- MySQL is compliant with the ANSI SQL standard
- MySQL was first released in 1995
- MySQL is developed, distributed, and supported by Oracle Corporation
- MySQL is named after co-founder Monty Widenius's daughter: My
Who Uses MySQL?
- Huge websites like Facebook, Twitter, Airbnb, Booking.com, Uber, GitHub, YouTube, etc.
- Content Management Systems like WordPress, Drupal, Joomla!, Contao, etc.
- A very large number of web developers around the world
Show Data On Your Web Site
To build a web site that shows data from a database, you will need:
- An RDBMS database program (like MySQL)
- A server-side scripting language, like PHP
- To use SQL to get the data you want
- To use HTML / CSS to style the page