To answer the question of what a MySQL database is, let us first refer to the concept of databases and then MySQL in order to make it easier to understand the subject of the article.
What is a database?
A database is essentially a collection of data that is appropriately stored on a computer so that it can be easily accessed, managed, and updated by the person who manages it. These actions are carried out through the database management systems (DBMS), which have appropriate mechanisms to access organized data structures and process them without Loss and risk of falsification or deterioration of data.
What is MySQL?
MySQL is a programming language for database management systems (DBMS). In order for DBMS to have some common reference axes, the Structured Query Language (SQL) language has been developed, which allows a command system to access the structured data contained in a DBMS. Each DBMS essentially accepts and executes a set of SQL commands to manage its data. MySQL is a distribution (version) of the SQL language and a MySQL DBMS is a system that accepts MySQL commands.
MySQL is free software that can be used by amateurs or professionally. With MySQL, there are other free or paid systems. Of the most well-known DBMS is Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle SQL server, DB2 etc.
As the technology of DBMS evolved in time, several divisions arose, depending on the type of data stored in them. The organized data structures that we have reported so far, store datasets (Pleiades) and how they are associated. Because the logic behind the management of this data is the correlation (relationship) of the data, these are called relational databases and their relational systems (RDBMS-Relational Database Managements Systems). Other types of DBMS are HDBMS (Hierarchical DBMS) where data is stored as a tree or as a graph, so the underlying structure itself implies the correlation of its data.
What is a MySQL base?
A MySQL database is a space that we have configured appropriately to store the data of our web pages in a relational way.
For example, if we have a product order form on our website, then we can at our base have the table (tuple) of users where we will store our customers and the table (tuple) of orders where we will store the orders. These two tables will be related to a 1-to-many relationship (1: N) because a customer can make multiple orders.
Through this generalized example you can take a first taste of how MySQL can be used in everyday practice issues of your Web pages.
How do I create my own database in MySQL?
With every crypto hosting package you obtain from your bitcoin hosting provider you are given the opportunity to create your own databases. View the detailed database management Guide in cPanel for individual instructions
Through cPanel is given the possibility of automatic installation (auto install) applications such as Joomla, WordPress, Drupal and many more. All of these systems use MySQL relational databases and with automatic installation the database is also installed. Everything is ready and you can store and modify data in your database through the administrative environment of the application and without any special knowledge in the databases.
There is of course the possibility to make everything from scratch, both in the base and the application that will manage it, as long as you have the necessary knowledge or the appropriate partner (programmer) that will implement for you the appropriate structures.
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