MySQL is an open-source relational database management system (RDBMS). MySQL is a central component of the LAMP open-source web application software stack. LAMP is an acronym for “Linux, Apache, MySQL, Perl/PHP/Python“. Applications that use the MySQL database including: WordPress, Drupal, and Magento. MySQL is also used in many high-profile, large-scale websites, including Google, Facebook, Flickr, and YouTube. MySQL is a product from Oracle, one of the largest global suppliers of database technology. With more than 420,000 customers and deployments in more than 145 countries, Oracle offers a comprehensive and fully integrated stack of cloud applications, platform services, and engineered systems. Learn more about Oracle.
MySQL Community Supported MySQL
MySQL Community Edition is the freely downloadable version of the world’s most popular open-source database available under the GPL. Supported by an active community of open-source developers and enthusiasts, it is a fully integrated, ACID compliant database. QuikSite uses the MySQL Community Edition because it is Open Source software and does not require a software licensing fee, thereby lowering the total cost of ownership for QuikSite’s customers.