|MySQL is a lightweight and fast relational database management system (or RDBMS). In order to make it lightweight it does not contain all the advanced features that might appear in a large scale RDBMS such as Oracle or Microsoft SQL Server. MySQL does support the SQL2 standard and is popular for use in robust web applications.|
Sites that contain copies of MySQL source code and binaries
A little bit about PHP
|A useful addition to MySQL is PHP. PHP is a scripting language which is popularly used in creating dynamic web pages from data in MySQL databases. The name PHP is an abbreviation of Hypertext Preprocessor|
|Where can I get PHP from?|
MySQL may be downloaded from any of the sites listed above. I can recommend an excellent O'Reilly book entitled "MySQL & mSQL" by Randy Jay Yarger, George Reese and Tim King published in July 1999; ISBN 1-56592-434-7
MySQL supports programming in C, Perl, Java and Python.