MySQL Installer is a practical and reliable software solution worth having when you need to install multiple MySQL products effortlessly.
MySQL Installer includes various apps such as MySQL Server, MySQL Workbench, MySQL Connectors, MySQL Notifier, MySQL for Excel and MySQL for Visual Studio. Each of them includes samples, examples and documentations that help you to understand better how they work.
The application comes with an intuitive wizard that guides you through the installation and configuration processes of MySQL products. Simply select the apps you want to have installed on your machine, specify the installation path and keep your system up-to-date.
It provides you with five different setup types namely Developer Default, Server only, Client only, Full and Custom. Each of them differ because of the products they install. For instance, the Developer Default option allows you to install all products needed for MySQL development purposes, while the ‘Server only’ option enables you to install only the MySQL Server product.
Still, the ‘Custom’ option is the most effective that helps you to manually select the products you want to be installed on the system. The left panel displays all the available programs that will be installed, while the right panel allows you to select only the components you are interested in. This way, if you expand all the available MySQL connectors, you can choose only the ones you want such as Connector/ODBC, Connector/C++ or Connector/NET.
Irrespective of which option you choose to use, MySQL Installer checks your entire system and generates a report that displays all the needed requirements before the selected products can be installed.
After you install all the additional programs required by the application, it will display all the products that will be installed or updated, depending on the option you chose in the first step.
To sum things up, MySQL Installer is an effective solution especially designed for developers and database administrators who need to install multiple MySQL products with a single mouse click.