OIT Home > OIT Knowledge Base Search Knowledge Base: What is MySQL? MySQL is a popular open source SQL database management system. It is often used as a free back-end database for many web and other open source applications. OIT provides a MySQL database service for customers who need a MySQL database. OIT performs normal hardware and operating system administration on those servers, including backups and account management. For assistance using MySQL, please submit a ticket via the OIT Helpdesk. Depending on the nature of the assistance needed OIT's Service Level Manager may contact you to discuss your needs. Server: mysql.utk.edu (MySQL Community Edition version 5.5) Port: 3306 Complete information on MySQL is available from the following sites: https://www.mysql.com http://dev.mysql.com/doc/ (documentation library) If you find that the public-service MySQL offering does not meet your needs for enterprise use, please contact the OIT Helpdesk to setup a conversation with the OIT Associate CIO. The ACIO can discuss supported full-service alternatives to this public timeshare offering. NOTE: The service may not be used to store sensitive data (e.g., HIPAA, FERPA, PCI, etc.), nor should it be used to store data needed by high profile applications. Need more help?