5.1 The MySQL Server

mysqld is the MySQL server. The following discussion covers these MySQL server configuration topics:

  • Startup options that the server supports

  • Server system variables

  • Server status variables

  • How to set the server SQL mode

  • The server shutdown process


Not all storage engines are supported by all MySQL server binaries and configurations. To find out how to determine which storage engines your MySQL server installation supports, see Section, “SHOW ENGINES Syntax”.

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