MySQL is a free, widely used SQL engine. It can be used as a fast database as well as a rock-solid DBMS using a modular engine architecture.

The purpose of this wikibook is to provide a practical knowledge on using the database from two points of view:

  • application developer: learn about SQL basics, phpMyAdmin, query optimization
  • system administrator: learn about installation, security, maintenance, failover, high availability

Best of all, this book is freely available for everybody to use and share, under the GNU Free Documentation License and the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.




Related wikibooks

Freely-licensed documentation and samples

The following source is released under the GFDL and hence a good candidate for inclusion in the wikibook, as well as joint writing efforts:

  • "MySQL vs MongoDB". (CC-BY-SA 3.0)

Non-freely-licensed reference documentation

  • MySQL has a great used commented documentation on their website - and it's completely free.

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