"This week, we'll look at MySQL, a very popular database
server, and using mod_auth_mysql to use MySQL to store your
"MySQL is a wonderful database server, which is distributed
under the GPL, and is available from http://www.mysql.com/ MySQL is
lightweight and fast. It lacks some of the features of larger, more
expensive database servers, such as stored procedures, triggers,
and various other things, but it contains most of the functionality
needed for most small to medium projects. And, it contains some
cool stuff like a regular expression language that can be used in
"Because MySQL is free, and because it is just such a great
database, it is the favorite database in use by folks on *nix
operating systems--particularly folks with small budgets. And it
also runs on Windows."
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