5.1 The MySQL Server

5.1.1 Server Option and Variable Reference
5.1.2 Server Configuration Defaults
5.1.3 Server Command Options
5.1.4 Server System Variables
5.1.5 Using System Variables
5.1.6 Server Status Variables
5.1.7 Server SQL Modes
5.1.8 Server Plugins
5.1.9 Server-Side Help
5.1.10 Server Response to Signals
5.1.11 The Server Shutdown Process

mysqld is the MySQL server. The following discussion covers these MySQL server configuration topics:


Not all storage engines are supported by all MySQL server binaries and configurations. To find out how to determine which storage engines your MySQL server installation supports, see Section, “SHOW ENGINES Syntax”.