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PHP & MySQL: Novice to Ninja, 6th Edition by Kevin Yank, Tom Butler

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Chapter 12: MySQL Administration

At the core of most well-designed, content-driven sites is a relational database. In this book, we’ve used the MySQL Relational Database Management System (RDBMS) to create our database. MySQL is a popular choice among web developers because it’s free, and because MySQL servers are fairly simple to set up. As I demonstrated in Chapter 1, with proper instructions and a pre-configured Vagrant box, getting a MySQL database up and running only takes a couple of minutes.

If all you need is a MySQL server so you can play with a few examples and experiment a little, the initial a process we went through inChapter 1 is likely to be all you’ll need. If, on the other hand, you want to set up a database back end to a real ...

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