Pronounced as “my S-Q-L” or my Sequel, this application has become a very popular open source relational Database Management System (DBMS) that makes use of Structured Query Language (SQL). It can be used for the web or embedded applications and are platform independent. Although MySQL can be used for different applications, it is most commonly used on Web servers. It is typically used for adding, removing and editing information that is stored in the database. MySQL is mostly used in conjunction with PHP, which is also an open source software package when dynamic Webpages are created. Dynamic Webpages are also referred to as database-driven websites.