Appendix C. Installing MySQL server

In this appendix, we’ll cover installing and setting up the MySQL database. Instructions for Windows and Linux installations are included.

C.1. Windows installation

The most convenient and recommended method is to download MySQL installer (for Windows) and let it set up all of the MySQL components on your system. The following steps explain how to do it:

1.  Download MySQL Installer from and open it. Please notice that, unlike the standard MySQL installer, the smaller “web-group” version does automatically include any MySQL components, but will only download the ones you choose to install. Feel free to pick either installer. See figure C.1.

Figure C.1. Download ...

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