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First of all, my question is related to MySQL Community Edition regarding web development. I have no idea about the features it provdies. However, I would like to look at its limitations in web development. I would like to know if I can use it in a dedicated server or VPS?

Most important points I would be happy if you can answer:

  • How many CPUs can the MySQL Community Edition use?
  • How many gigs of Ram can the MySQL Community Edition use?
  • How can I know that I need now to move to another edition such as the Standard one!
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I'd think it would be a lot more direct to ask the MySQL team... mysql.com/about/contact –  Walter May 14 '11 at 11:33
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MySQL Community Edition has no usage limits at all.

Difference between Community and Enterprise editions is the license, which only matters if you're going to distribute commercial software which modifies MySQL code. And of course with Enterprise you get support subscription.

How can I know that I need now to move to another edition such as the Standard one!

Community Edition is the standard one.

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Community Edition is the Standard Edition?! Really? Are you sure about CPUs and RAMs? –  Goma May 14 '11 at 19:42
Yes, I'm sure. There are only two editions - standard one, called Community Edition and premium one, which comes with support, called Enterprise Edition. –  vartec May 14 '11 at 22:12
Unless you can back it up with qoutes I don't think the difference between Community and Enterprise is the "modification of MySQL Code." The MySQL Drivers are GPL. So you cannot even connect to a MySQL database without using either the Commercial license or a GPL license. That says enough in itself. –  Andrew Finnell May 30 '12 at 2:51
@AndrewFinnell: not quite right - mysql.com/about/legal/licensing/foss-exception –  vartec May 30 '12 at 9:12
That doesn't counter what I said. It only means you can legally use the GPL license with another FOS license. If you write non-FOS software you can't use the community edition. –  Andrew Finnell May 30 '12 at 10:53
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Partitioning is not included in the MySQL Community edition.

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"Community binaries provided by Oracle include partitioning support." dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.6/en/partitioning.html –  vartec May 30 '12 at 9:18
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