In this short article, we will learn a little about MySQL. Its a Beginners Guide and we will answer frequently asked questions.

What does MySQL stands for ?

SQL stands for Structured Query Language.

What is MySQL used for ?

MySQL is a language used for manipulating, storing and retrieving data in databases. This website you are currently reading this article uses MySQL to get all the text/data from the database to display it on the page. Is’t it amazing.

Is MySQL free to use ?

MySQL is free and open-source software under the terms of the GNU General Public License and its also available under a variety of proprietary licenses provided by its parent company Oracle.


MySQL History

MySQL before being bought by Oracle in 2010 was owned and sponsored by a Swedish company called MySQL AB, which was sold to by Sun Microsystems which Oracle bought and hence MySQL became part of Oracle Corporation.

Where is MySQL Used ?

MySQL is a component of several web application stacks including the most popular LAMP web application software stack, which is an acronym for Linux, Apache, MySQL, Perl/PHP/Python.

MySQL is also used by many database driven web applications and CMS like WordPress, Joomla, Drupal and other.

MySQL is also used by many popular websites, including Yahoo, Verizon, Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, YouTube and others.

How to Learn MySQL ?

Start Learning MySql: Here

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