I have a simple question,
is MySQL a database, or is it a SQL to connect to a database.
If i wanted to setup a database on a server, would I have just MySQL and PHP or would it be: MySQL, PHP and MSAccess(or any other database).
Thanks in advance if anyone could clear this up for me.
MySQL is the actual server, which can be accessed easily by using the PHP built in functions (when compiled with mysql). MySQL provides a few extensions to SQL, and I think it is approaching full compatibility with SQL, or it may have reached it already.
No, you wont need another database such as MSAccess
just MySQL and PHP - its a database :)
hope i helped (instead of asking questions)
You should read my article here:
It explains how it all works.
It is probably the name that confuses me, SQL and then their is MySQL, one is a Structured Quiry Language the other is a database, but very simular names.
Some goes for SQL server, PostgreSQL alot of them use SQL in thier names