The following table shows the available servers for Windows in MySQL 5.7.
|Optimized binary with named-pipe support
|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 5.7 servers have support for symbolic linking of database directories.
MySQL supports TCP/IP on all Windows platforms. MySQL servers on
Windows also support named pipes, if you start the server with
named_pipe system variable
enabled. It is necessary to enable this variable explicitly
because some users have experienced problems with shutting down
the MySQL server when named pipes were used. The default is to
use TCP/IP regardless of platform because named pipes are slower
than TCP/IP in many Windows configurations.