What is a MySQL database? • MySQL database is similar to the common databases. It keeps track of software and website data. • MySQL is basically relational database management system or RDBMS. It is a program running all the times on server and gives access to information maintained by it. • The information is stored in databases. Database is made up of tables. Each table has various fields in it, which contain specific type of information. Some fields contain only information and others may contain data only. • When data is inserted in table, each group of fields is called a row. • MySQL gives control to the functions and applications through username and password. You will get permission only with the password. • MySQL databases, users and passwords are created inside your control panel. For installation of any web software, you will require MySQL database.