Hey Guys,

Newbie here (to both the forum and the PHP language).

I'm currently learning PHP and I'm using the XAMPP server for my localhost. Anyway, I'm now at the stage of learning about working with MySQL databases. I'm just a little confused, what is the difference between the MySQL that came with XAMPP and just MySQL (the one you can download from mysql.com)? I want to access MySQL from a command line client but haven't got one, and Google results say you can only install a client if you download MySQL from mysql.com? But then won't I have two installations of MySQL (one from XAMPP and one from mysql.com), is that even possible, and if so, what installation of MySQL will be used for my localhost? So confused..