PHP MySQL Database

PHP will work with virtually all database software, including Oracle and Sybase but most commonly used is freely available MySQL database.

What you should already have ?

  • You have gone through MySQL tutorial to understand MySQL Basics.
  • Downloaded and installed a latest version of MySQL.
  • Created database user guest with password guest123.
  • If you have not created a database then you would need root user and its password to create a database.
  • Databases are useful for storing information categorically. A company may have a database with the following tables:

  • Employees
  • Products
  • Customers
  • Orders
  • Download MySQL Database

    If you don't have a PHP server with a MySQL Database, you can download it for free here:

    Facts About MySQL Database

    MySQL is the de-facto standard database system for web sites with HUGE volumes of both data and end-users (like Facebook, Twitter, and Wikipedia). Another great thing about MySQL is that it can be scaled down to support embedded database applications. Look at for an overview of companies using MySQL.