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InnoDB and MyISAM: How to Choose Between These Storage Engines

Storage engines are the underlying software components of MySQL databases. They handle the SQL operations on various tables in the database. InnoDB and MyISAM...

The Comprehensive LAMP Guide — Part 2 (MySQL)

MySQL is the most widely used Relational Database Management System (RDBMS), and is the "M" in the LAMP stack. One of the main uses...

Better Queries with MySQL, Part 3: The MyISAM Storage Engine

MyISAM is MySQL's default storage engine, and is probably most commonly used by new adopters of MySQL. The objective of this article is to...

Better Queries with MySQL, Part 2

Last month, we created a simple table with an index. The idea was to understand how indexes work in MySQL. For this, we populated...

Better Queries with MySQL, Part 1

This article helps you write high-performance MySQL queries, by pointing out the various pitfalls and dangerous misconceptions that developers have. How many times have you...