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Why MySQL

  1. Hello All,

    I have what might be a simple question with a simple answer, at least I hope. I want to set up WordPress on my own server but to do so I have to install MySQL. I cannot for the life of my find anything that tells me WHY I need to install MySQL. What in WordPress uses MySQL? Call my finicky, but I tend to refrain from any install unless I know why I am required to do so.

    Thank you.

  2. This is a question for WordPress.org. Here at WordPress.com, we don't install software: not WordPress itself, not MySQL.
    But, to answer your question, WordPress uses MySQL to store pretty much every aspect of a blog: posts, comments,...

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