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Practical Web Technologies by V. Lau, P. K. Yuen

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17.2. Using MySQL

17.2.1. Installing and configuring MySQL

By supporting more than 10 different operating systems, MySQL has become one of the most popular free database packages available. From Microsoft Windows, LINUX, and Solaris, to SGI Iris, it is very likely that you will find a distribution directly suitable for your machine and operating environment. Also, since all source codes related to the product are freely available, you will have total freedom to modify the product to suit your own needs.

Once you know the machine and operating system, you can download the MySQL package from the official Web site: www.mysql.com. If you don’t want to compile the product yourself, the binary distribution is recommended.

Since MySQL is designed ...

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