Setting up a MySQL Server
We can set up our very own server with our local computer as the host. Note that this is only for learning purposes, and in a real production environment, you would never use your own computer as the host. Open your system preferences, and there should be the following icon:
In order to deploy our server, simply press the 'Start MySQL Server' button. If successful, you should see the word 'running' in green. Note that when we want to close down our server, simply click the 'Stop MySQL Server' button.