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SQL Union – What is a Union and how to combine two or more SQL Select queries

Updated 1st December 2023

The SQL UNION Operator is used to combine two or more SELECT statements together into one set of results. Things to know about SQL Union Operator To execute a SQL UNION statement successfully, you need to be away of the requirements of a UNION statement. Example using SQL UNION In our example we have 2

How to setup a remote MySQL database connection in PHPStorm

Updated 1st October 2023

PHPStorm is packed full of features designed to make the development process for PHP developers efficient and streamlined. Although Jetbrains have a standalone product for interacting with databases, named DataGrip, PHPStrom ships with the Database Tools and SQL plugin. This tools is powerful, integrated directly within the IDE, and provides a convinient way to intract

MySQL 8: Create user and grant all privileges on database

Updated 16th August 2022

Learn how to create a new user in MySQL 8 and grant all privileges on a database. MySQL 8 introduced performance and security updates. Released in April 2018, MySQL 8 was the first major release since MySQL 5.7 in 2015. With MySQL 5.7 end of support looming in October 2023, it’s a good idea to

JDBC Connector Communication link failure error to MySQL

Updated 3rd January 2024

DBeaver SQL Client

Are you having trouble connecting to a MySQL database through JDBC Connector in a database management tool such as DBeaver Community Edition? DBeaver fails to connect to a local MySQL database with the error “Communication link failure the last packet sent successfully to the server was 0 milliseconds ago“. Here is a breakdown of this

How to grant full privileges to a user in MySQL

Updated 16th August 2022

After setting up a lamp stack development environement with phpmyadmin locally on Linux you may notice that your phpmyadmin user (or other user name) doesn’t have the correct privileges to create new databases. To use the phpmyadmin user to create new databases and users for those databases you need to grant full privileges to the

The ULTIMATE guide to setup Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) with Ubuntu, Apache2, MySQL and PHP

Updated 16th August 2022


Windows is now good for development! Yes! All thanks to Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL). No more WAMP or Xampp, WSL can do everything you need. In this ultimate guide to setup Windows Subsystem for Linux with Ubuntu, Apache2, MySQL, and PHP we will cover: What is Windows Subsystem for Linux? Setting up Windows Subsystem