The following table shows the available servers for Windows in MySQL 5.5.
|mysqld||Optimized binary with named-pipe support|
|mysqld-debug||Like mysqld, but compiled with full debugging and automatic memory allocation checking|
All of the preceding binaries are optimized for modern Intel processors, but should work on any Intel i386-class or higher processor.
Each of the servers in a distribution support the same set of
storage engines. The
statement displays which engines a given server supports.
All Windows MySQL 5.5 servers have support for symbolic linking of database directories.
MySQL supports TCP/IP on all Windows platforms. MySQL servers on Windows support named pipes as indicated in the following list. However, the default is to use TCP/IP regardless of platform. (Named pipes are slower than TCP/IP in many Windows configurations.)
Named pipes are enabled only if you start the server with the
--enable-named-pipe option. It is
necessary to use this option explicitly because some users have
experienced problems with shutting down the MySQL server when
named pipes were used.