Chapter 1Getting Started with MySQL

This chapter presents the first steps of getting started with MySQL. I’ll show you how to install MySQL on both Linux and Windows systems, so be sure to follow along on the platform of your choice. Then you’ll begin to get acquainted with MySQL’s command-line client as we use it to connect to the database server and create our first database.

Often the first step of installing an application is to determine which version is appropriate, so it’s worth noting that MySQL is available in several “flavors.” From Oracle there is the freely available Community Edition and the paid commercial Standard, Enterprise, and Cluster Carrier Grade editions. The differences between Community Edition and the paid versions boil ...

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