SQL: Installing MySQL Server and Workbench

Finding the MySQL Download

Of course, the first step is to find where to download the file from. You first go to mysql.com.

Downloads is in Blue Rectangle

Downloading on Windows

If you are using Windows, it is suggested that you use the MySQL Installer for Windows. This will allow you different options for which downloads you want on your computer. By clicking the link, it will bring you to a page with two download options.


Downloading on Mac

In many ways, installing on Mac can be much simpler. Instead of using an installer, you can use a combination of Homebrew and a download from the MySQL community downloads page. To download the MySQL Server, if you already have installed Homebrew, you can open a new terminal window and enter the following code:

brew install mysql
brew services start mysql
brew services list



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