What is MySQL

The MySQL is the most popular database system used with PHP.

The MySQL is one of the most popular relational database system being used on the Web today.

The MySQL is a database system that runs on a server

The MySQL is easy to use, yet extremely powerful, fast, secure, and scalable.

The MySQL is ideal for both small and large applications

The MySQL supports standard SQL (Structured Query Language).

The MySQL is free to download and use

MySQL Databases with SQL

SQL, the Structured Query Language, is a simple, standardized language for communicating with relational databases like MySQL. With SQL you can perform any database-related task, such as creating databases and tables, saving data in database tables, query a database for specific records, deleting and updating data in databases.

Look at the following standard SQL query that returns the email address of a person whose first name is equal to abc in the demo table:

SELECT email FROM demo WHERE f_name="abc";