What is MySQL?
MySQL is a freely available open source Relational Database Management System (RDBMS) that uses Structured Query Language (SQL).
SQL is the most popular language for adding, accessing and managing content in a database. It is most noted for its quick processing, proven reliability, ease and flexibility of use. MySQL is an essential part of almost every open source PHP application. Good examples for PHP & MySQL-based scripts are WordPress, Joomla, Magento and Drupal.
One of the most important things about using MySQL is to have a MySQL specialized host. Here are some of the things SiteGround can offer:
- We have long experience in providing technical support for MySQL-based web sites. Thanks to it our servers are perfectly optimized to offer the best overall performance for most MySQL applications.
- We offer a lot of free MySQL tools including CMS systems, forums, galleries, blogs, shopping carts and more.
- We support MySQL 5 and we provide unlimited MySQL databases on all our hosting plans.