MySQL is a powerful relational open source database management system (RDBMS) that runs as a server providing multi-user access to a number of databases. MySQL is officially pronounced "My S-Q-L", but is often also pronounced "My Sequel" It is named after developer Michael Widenius' daughter, My. The SQL phrase stands for Structured Query Language.
MySQL is free and readily available, it comes included with most web hosting packages, MySQL is fast and easy to administer. Your currently existing data can be easily imported into a MySQL database.
MySQL was owned and sponsored by a single for-profit firm, the Swedish company MySQL AB, which is now owned by Oracle.
MySQL is a popular database choice for use in web application design and is used in some of the most frequently visited websites on the Internet, including Amazon, eBay, Google, YouTube, Facebook, Flickr, Yahoo and Wikipedia
PHP has a number of built in components that are designed specifically for interacting with MySQL databases.
Custom designed web applications and free open source software projects that require a full-featured database system often utilize MySQL. Some open source software project examples include: Joomla, WordPress, phpBB, Drupal and other software built on the LAMP software stack. MySQL is also used in many high-profile, large scale World Wide Web products, including Wikipedia, Google and Facebook.
Nexus Software Systems has been creating and working with MySQL database designs since 1995. We have designed many PHP web applications that use a MySQL database as well as many high performance web applications that combine the power and functionality of ASP.NET with the speed and performance of MySQL.
When you are ready, contact us to learn more about a custom MySQL database design for your website.