What is MySQL?
MySQL is a database management system that allows users to manage relational databases. This open source software is backed by Oracle whose source code can be changed to suit your own needs. It is a highly reliable, scalable and fast system that can be installed on a server or even in a desktop.
Several versions of this system are available and used for different applications. You can check MySQL version installed on your terminal.
How to check MySQL database version installed on your server:
Method 1: Go to the cPanel and scroll down to the versions section to check the current version of MySQL.
Method 2: Use the below Telnet command from either the Window’s DOS prompt or a terminal on Mac or Linux to print the current version.
telnet example.com 3306
By checking the MySQL version in your terminal, you can find out if a specific feature is available or compatible with your system.