Like Ozzy said.... Like Ozzy said...
Yes, Ozzy answered the question over a month ago... why keep piling on?
|And I don't it needs php. Rather it is used by programs written in php.|
No! It uses programs written in a various languages.
For everyone else who cannot seem to grasp the concept;
Database servers (MySQWL, MSSQL, etc...) are stand alone applications.
Programing languages (VB, C++, PHP, Perl, ColdFustion, etc...) are used to make server side scripts, stand alone applications, etc...
Database servers sit online waiting to be accessed by applications, server side scripts or users through a console.
Yes MySQL & PHP are one of the most common mixes, but are in no way tied to or require each other.
If you want to access MySQL through another language (or directly through a console) you can.
If you want to use PHP to access another database server (e.g. MSSQL) you can.