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 also support named pipes, if you start the server with
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. The default is to use TCP/IP
regardless of platform because named pipes are slower than
TCP/IP in many Windows configurations.