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PHP & MySQL: Novice to Ninja, 5th Edition by Kevin Yank

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Chapter 10MySQL Administration

At the core of most well-designed content-driven sites is a relational database. In this book, we’ve used the MySQL Relational Database Management System (RDBMS) to create our database. MySQL is a popular choice among web developers because it’s free, and because MySQL servers are fairly simple to set up. As I demonstrated in Chapter 1, armed with proper instructions a new user can have a MySQL server up and running in less than five minutes—under two if you practice a little!

If all you want is a MySQL server to play with a few examples and experiment a little, the initial installation process we went through in Chapter 1 is likely to be all you’ll need. If, on the other hand, you want to set up a database back ...

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