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End of Product Lifecycle. Active development for MySQL Database Server version 5.1 has ended. Oracle offers various support offerings which may be of interest. For details and more information, see the MySQL section of the Lifetime Support Policy for Oracle Technology Products (http://www.oracle.com/us/support/lifetime-support/index.html). Please consider upgrading to a recent version.
MySQL Server (mysqld) is the main program that does most of the work in a MySQL installation. This chapter provides an overview of MySQL Server and covers general server administration:
The server log files.
Management of multiple servers on a single machine.
For additional information on administrative topics, see also: