The book is divided into five parts: Getting Starated with MySQL and Relational Databases; Understanding SQL Through MySQL; MySQL Administration; MySQL Developer Guide; and Advanced and Specialized MySQL Topics. This Bible covers both beginning-level and advanced topics. Topics covered include: introduction to relational database management; installing and configuring MySQL on the Linux; Windows 2000; and Mac OS X operating systems; MySQL security; debugging and repairing MySQL databases and servers; MySQL performance tuning; and developing MySQL applications with Perl and PHP. Due to the growing popularity of the NuSphere MySQL package; this book covers its enhancements and how to install and develop with NuSphere MySQL. This book builds an e-commerce sample database application throughout to demonstrate concepts and topics. The CD-ROM includes the latest version of MySQL (either Version 4.0 or 4.1); sample database application and code in the book; and PHP and Perl.