What are MySQL Databases?

When you use a script-driven application for your website, any data that both you and the site users generate shall be stored within a database – a collection of data, which is arranged in cells and tables for easier reading and writing. The latter is accomplished by using special software called database management system and one of the most widely used ones globally is MySQL. A lot of script applications are built to work with MySQL because it’s easy to use, it functions perfectly on a hosting server and it’s universal as it can function with widely used web programming languages (PHP, Perl, Python, Java) and on several server Operating Systems (Windows, UNIX, Linux). There are thousands of scripts which use MySQL, including very popular ones like WordPress, Moodle and Joomla.