MySQL is a truly powerful database engine designed to provide fast access to stored data. Databases can be created using the web master control panel (cPanel), and managed using phpMyAdmin, which is also accessible via cPanel. MySQL is used to store web content in an efficient and secure manner and is the database engine used by many popular web applications such as WordPress, Joomla, Magento, ZenCart, osCommerce, Moodle and many, many more.
The MySQL database engine has proved itself over the years, and is now accepted as a business-grade and enterprise level database server. MySQL is a central component of the widely used LAMP web application software stack - LAMP is an acronym for "Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP". Its popularity is closely tied to the popularity of PHP. MySQL is used in some of the most frequently visited web sites on the Internet, including Flickr, Nokia.com, YouTube, Wikipedia, Google and Facebook.