Setting up MySQL on Windows Operating System
You can download and install the MySQL from https://dev.mysql.com/downloads/, but we recommend you to download the XAMPP an open-source cross-platform web solution stack package which have MySQL, PHP, HTTP-Client (Apache).
To download XAMPP go to apachefriends.org/download.html and download the XAMPP with version 5.6.38 / PHP 5.6.38 or the latest.
The best thing about the XAMPP is:
- It is Easy to install
- It is Easy to configure
- It is Easy to run
- It is full GUI based control panel for MySQL Database and other tools.
How to install XAMPP?
To install the XAMPP read the detailed guide on How To Install And Run PHP In Windows 7, 8 And 10 (32bit-64bit)?