MySQL Basics In Pictures
  1. Type:

    SHOW DATABASES;

    then press ENTER.

    The window should look like this:

    This shows the databases on your MySQL server: mysql, test, and us_presidents.

    The mysql database is used by the MySQL server to store information about users, permissions, etc.

    The test database is often used as a workplace for MySQL users to test and try things—this is useful in a work environment where many people are working with critical information.