Installing on Windows A native Windows distribution of MySQL has been available from MySQL AB since version 3.21 and represents a sizable percentage of the daily downloads of MySQL. This section describes the process for installing MySQL on
Windows. To run MySQL on Windows, the following: * A 32-bit Windows operating system such as 9x, Me, NT, 2000, XP, or Windows Server 2003.
*A Windows NT-based operating system (NT, 2000, XP, 2003) permits you to run the MySQL server as a service. The use of a Windows NT-based operating system is strongly
recommended." Starting MySQL as a Windows Service?. * Generally, you should install MySQL on Windows using an account that has administrator rights. Otherwise, you may encounter problems with certain operations such as editing the PATH environment variable or accessing the Service Control Manager.
Basic MySQL Window tutorial This MySQL tutorial is a guide for new MySQL users, providing a reference of very basic, step by step, instructions on how to get started. This MySQL help page also gives more advanced users assistance in upgrading and running multiple versions of MySQL on a computer at the same time.
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MySQL is an SQL based relational database management system (DBMS) that runs under a broad array of operating systems. MySQL is frequently used by PHP and Perl scripts. The SQL commands discussed in this tutorial apply to MySQL operating under all operating systems. Only the installation instructions are Windows specific. The focus is on Windows XP Professional and Windows 2000 Professional machines.
MySQL Database Server and Microsoft Windows The Windows version of the MySQL Database Server accounts for over 40 percent of the downloads of the world?s most popular open source database. This is a reflection of how popular Windows is in the open source community and how popular MySQL is among the millions of .NET developers worldwide.
MySQL and Microsoft are now collaborating to enable Windows developers to quickly build MySQL data-driven applications with Visual
Studio. Microsoft's VSIP program gives partners the tools and resources they need to successfully integrate their products into the Visual Studio 2005 development environment. As part of the VSIP program, MySQL AB is developing a plug-in for Visual Studio 2005 that will allow Windows developers to quickly build MySQL data-driven applications with Visual Studio.
Window for DBAs We do run on all platforms supported by Microsoft, embedded platforms not tested. We do support all communication protocols supported by Windows. Minimum disk space: 200MB, basically enough to unpack, install and create a few test DBs. We do run on all
file systems supported by Windows, for tables larger than 4GB NTFS is necessary. We do support a lot of DB access frameworks: ODBC, .NET (1.1 or newer), JDBC (1.4.2 or larger to develop, 1.3.0 or newer to run).
Packages are named a bit differently than on Unix. By Quality: Production, Beta, Alpha. By distribition format: Precompiled binary or Source. By features and package format: Essential (MSI, only the files you'd need in production), Complete (ZIP, with setup program, installs all components used in a development environment), No installation (ZIP, for development, without installer for full control of installation). Installation does not touch the registry, so it is save to deinstall manually by wiping out the directories, if you so desire.
Database Design Manual Using the MYSQL for Windows Databases are now an integral part of the internet and many web sites use databases in the background to control their content. MySQL is one of the most commonly used open source database management systems. Due to it?s bundling with PHP, MySQL has proved a popular choice for many sites as it enables a database driven, content managed website to be set up with little or no software costs. This book will show you how to design and use databases for the web using MySQL as a tool to learn SQL. Key Topics Installing and testing MySQL SQL basics, and using SQL to communicate with databases Database design techniques and concepts Using MySQL with PHP, Apache and Perl How to make other products communicate with MySQL Features and Benefits.
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