MySQL Installer is a utility program that enables users to easily install updates on MySQL components into their computer. MySQL is a popular open source relational database management (RDBMS) that is used to provide multi-user access for a large number of databases. MySQL is commonly used for constructing databases for web-based applications. MySQL Installer simplifies the installation of MySQL components in the user’s computer by its automatic download feature, allowing users to work on their web projects with little interruption. This program also has a “Check for Updates” feature, which enables users to connect to the MySQL.com webpage and search for the latest updates on MySQL components manually. Aside from the software installer, MySQL Installer requires an active Internet connection for it to update the user’s MySQL data.
MySQL Installer features a wizard type user interface where users are provided a step-by-step guide along with clickable options in order to accomplish tasks. The main window allows users to select between three tasks: “Update MySQL Products” which guides the user in installing and configuring their MySQL products, “About MySQL” which provides detailed information about different MySQL products, and “Resources” which allows users to access more information on how to install MySQL and configure its compatibility with the user’s computer. Clicking on the “Update MySQL Products” will take the user to another page that contains a 7-step installation wizard. The first one is the license information page, which users must accept before proceeding to the products page. The next page allows users to find the latest MySQL products online after which they are made to choose a specific setup type: Developer, Server, Client, or Full. The fourth page allows users to check for package requirements or certain software that should be preinstalled before downloading the latest MySQL products. After checking the prerequisites, users may now download the package and then configure it according to their computer’s requirement. After configuration, users are shown with a message that they can now use the updated MySQL product package in developing web-based databases.