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

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

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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! [mysql.com]

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9 comments… add one
  • mounesh Aug 14, 2007 @ 10:11

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

    thanking you

  • NARAHARI Apr 6, 2008 @ 4:53

    i want to leran mysql on windows

  • dinesh Sep 26, 2008 @ 18:18

    ya might be.. but its a headache for me to install mysql in vista…

  • Josh Straub Oct 17, 2008 @ 16:29

    It’s very easy to download and run MySQL on Windows in minutes. I found a nice “XAMPP” install at http://www.portableapps.com with MySQL and PHP preconfigured. It was a matter of unzipping and clicking the EXE!

  • shaji joseph Mar 2, 2009 @ 11:02

    i want to install and lear my sql in windowsxp platform

  • san Aug 11, 2009 @ 8:23

    think you

  • rams Apr 13, 2010 @ 6:06

    i want to install and learn mysql on windowsxp.so could you help me

  • rimpe May 13, 2011 @ 16:50

    How to close mysql server on windows?

  • Ryan Jan 28, 2012 @ 13:08

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