Offering a database that integrates into websites and web applications, MySQL is a highly popular choice database choice for use in web applications. MySQL is a central component of the widely used LAMP open source web application software stack, amongst other ‘AMP’ stacks. MySQL is often used by free-software-open source projects requiring a full feature database management system/
MySQL is regarded as one of the world’s most widely used open-source relational database management systems.
Applications using MySQL databases include: TYPO3, MODx, Joomla, WordPress, phpBB, MyBB, Drupal and other software. MySQL is also used in many high-profile large-scale websites including Wikipedia, Google (not for searches), Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, and YouTube.