Install and configure MySQL on Windows XP or Vista or 2003 server

last updated in Categories GNU/Open source, MySQL, Windows, Windows server

There is a nice small article about using MySQL on Windows 2003 or Vista desktop system.


I honestly have to say that, now after years of using MySQL on Windows, I find it to be my favorite database/platform combination of choice. In my opinion, it’s easier to use than Microsoft’s own database on their platform, the performance and feature set will meet 90+% of the needs that Windows/Web applications have, it consumes less resources than SQL Server, and the reliability is stellar.

This article shows you why you should believe this to be the case and why, if you haven’t started using MySQL on Windows yet, you really should think about doing so.

MySQL on Windows? Absolutely! []


Posted by: Vivek Gite

The author is the creator of nixCraft and a seasoned sysadmin, DevOps engineer, and a trainer for the Linux operating system/Unix shell scripting. Get the latest tutorials on SysAdmin, Linux/Unix and open source topics via RSS/XML feed or weekly email newsletter.

9 comment

  1. i would like to configure mysql data server on windows xp at my home. So can any one guide for this ?

    thanking you

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