Like other relational database system, MySQL database server also has its advantages and disadvantages. Some of these advantages have been explained below.
MySql one of the most popular open source database management system that allows you to manage relational database. Since MySql open source, you can use MySql free and if you want, you can tailor its source code according to your requirement. Most of the companies prefer MySQL because they don't have to pay anything for this excellent product.
MySQL is cross platform database server. It can run on different plateform like Linux,Solaris and Windows etc. It is good choice for those project that target multiple platforms particularly web application. In fact, MySQL is a part of the famous LAMP (Linux Apache MySQL PHP) server stack which is used worldwide for web application development. MySql support many plateform with different languages like C, C++, PHP, PERL, JAVA, Python etc.
There are various secure and seamless connection mechanisms are available in order to connect with MySQL server. These connections include named pipes, TCP/IP sockets and UNIX Sockets.
MySQL comes with the assurance of 24x7 uptime and offers a wide range of high-availability solutions, including specialized cluster servers and master/slave replication configurations. MySQL has a very large developer community which releases regular patches and updates for MySQL.
MySQL is globally recognize the most secure and reliable database management system used in popular web applications including WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, Facebook and Twitter. Data protected via password and good thing about these passwords is that they are stored in encrypted form and can not break these complex encryption algorithms.
MySQL database server has its disadvantages. Some of these disadvantages have been explained below.