MySQL Tutorials - Herong's Tutorial Examples - Version 4.11, by Dr. Herong Yang

Installing MySQL 4.0.18

This section provides a tutorial example on how to install MySQL 4.0.18 on a Windows system.

1. Go to and select the latest production release.

2. Go to "Windows downloads" and select "Without installer (unzip in C:\)" entry.

3. Save the downloaded file,, on your hard disk.

4. Unzip to "\" and rename "\mysql-4.0.18" to "\mysql".

5. Open a command window and run "\mysql\bin\mysqld" to start MySQL server:

\mysql\bin\mysqld --console
nnnnnn 22:16:53  InnoDB: Started
\mysql\bin\mysqld: ready for connections.
Version: '4.0.18-max-debug'  socket: ''  port: 3306

6. Open another command window and run "\mysql\bin\mysqladmin" to administrate MySQL server:

\mysql\bin\mysqladmin ping
mysqld is alive

\mysql\bin\mysqladmin shutdown

If everything works correctly, you should see MySQL server printing notice and shutting down in the first command window.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Introduction of SQL

MySQL 4.0 Introduction and Installation

 MySQL 4.0 Introduction

Installing MySQL 4.0.18

 Creating First Table in MySQL

 Installing MySQL 5.5.15

 Installing MySQL 5.0.2 (Alpha)

 Introduction of MySQL 5.0 Programs

 Perl Programs and MySQL Servers

 PHP Programs and MySQL Servers

 Java Programs and MySQL Servers

 Datatypes and Data Literals

 Operations and Expressions

 Character Strings and Bit Strings

 Commonly Used Functions

 Table Column Types for Different Types of Values

 Using DDL to Create Tables and Indexes

 Using DML to Insert, Update and Delete Records

 Using SELECT to Query Database

 Transaction Management and Isolation Levels


 Defining and Calling Stored Procedures

 Variables, Loops and Cursors Used in Stored Procedures


 Printable Copy - PDF Version

Installing MySQL 4.0.18 - Updated in 2012, by Dr. Herong Yang