Take the 2-minute tour ×
Database Administrators Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for database professionals who wish to improve their database skills and learn from others in the community. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Wamp which includes mysql,php,apache is only 24.7 MB but the only Mysql is 207 MB here.Why?

share|improve this question

1 Answer 1

up vote 2 down vote accepted

In a WAMP environment, a developer is probably more focused on

  • Coping PHP/Perl/Python
  • Configuring Apache to get the WebServer going
  • Using MySQL to store data, far less concern for the MySQL Utilities and other Bells and Whistles
  • Getting Windows to coordinate the use of Apache, PHP, and MySQL (If you use IIS instead of Apache, that means the environment is a WIMP).

WAMP/LAMP environments was set up with this mind. MySQL would come with the bare essentials for installing MySQL and storing and backing up data. Such bare essential utilities may include:

  • mysql : Command-Line Client Program
  • mysqldump : For taking Textual Backups

MySQL comes with utilities for doing

If a serious Developer wants to be just as serious at prepping and optimizing the database as a Developer/DBA, then MySQL has everything a DBA could want in that bigger download. Downloading both would be just fine in that instance.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.