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(PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor) A scripting language that is widely used to create dynamic Web pages. Combining syntax from the C, Java and Perl languages, PHP code is embedded within HTML pages for server side execution. It is commonly used to extract data out of a database on the Web server and present it on the Web page. Originally known as "Personal Home Page," PHP is supported by all Web servers and widely used with the MySQL database. See MySQL.
A very popular SQL-based relational DBMS for both Web and embedded applications. Pronounced "my S-Q-L," MySQL runs under all popular operating systems. The free, open source versions are available under the GNU license, and hundreds of millions of copies have been downloaded worldwide.
MySQL was originally available from MySQL AB, Uppsala, Sweden, which was acquired by Sun in 2008, and Oracle acquired Sun in 2010. Oracle offers the paid and more comprehensive Enterprise editions.
My Is Not "My" Database - It's His Daughter
Michael Widenius was the primary author of the software and co-founder of MySQL AB, and MySQL was named after his daughter My.
Extensive Language Support
Applications using MySQL are written in PHP, Perl, Python, Ruby, Java, C/C++, C# and Visual Basic. The MySQL programming interface (API) is a superset of the C language API for mSQL, which was developed by David Hughes in 1994. See mSQL and SQL.
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