MySQL is a freely available open source Relational Database Management System (RDBMS) that uses Structured Query Language (SQL). SQL is the most popular language for adding, accessing and managing content in a database. It is most noted for its quick processing, proven reliability, ease and flexibility of use. [source: SiteGround]
All of Mach 1 Media's custom web applications and CMS integrations use a MySQL database.
Why I use MySQL
- Ubiquitous - More than 11 million active installations worldwide. MySQL is a standard component of the LAMP stack: Linux, Apache, MySQL, and Perl or PHP.
- Simple - MySQL is easier to learn and to use, compared to other databases. It also runs fast.
- Low Total Cost of Ownership - Because it's open-source there are no license fees to acquire or run MySQL.
- Well Supported - A large, robust community of users and developers discuss all things MySQL in online support forums. These sites have blogs, tutorials, videos, webinars, white papers and discussion forums. Any question you can think of has probably already been answered somewhere by someone in the community—and if it hasn't, just ask or google. The MySQL community is active, friendly and knowledgeable.
- Flexible and Scalable - MySQL supports all the most popular Web programming languages, such as Ruby, Ajax and, of course, PHP.
[source: Five Compelling Reasons to Use MySQL]
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