Update MySQL v.5.6 to v.8 in WampServer
By ali panahi
In this tutorial I gonna show you how to update mySQL version 5.7 to MySQL version 8 In wampserver package.The latest official release of this software is still using mysql 5.7.
Today we are going to update this database individually within this software.
First you go to http://wampserver.aviatechno.net. This web page is a repository for all wampserver applications in different versions. First of all, you make sure have the latest version of wampserver installed in our system.(The latest version up to this date is version 3.1.9). If you have an older version of your system, just download the update file called wamp server update 3.1.9 as shown in below picture.
Then, in the lower part of the site from the application section, also download the latest version of phpMyAdmin, which is compatible with the new mysql version that you are going to use.
In the final step download the latest version of the mysql for wampserver software package.
Well, now install downloaded files respectively. Installation operation is very simple.
note: At the end of the installation of the mySQL update, as shown in the screenshot below, a red alert is given saying that the “transfer of databases from the previous version must be only performed by export/import in SQL files. It means that, if you have built a database in version 5.7 and you want to use it in the new version, first should back up it and then import it into the new version.
After installation,launch your wampserver and wait for the icon to be green. Now click on the wampserver icon. in the MySQL section, from the Version section, check the version that is installed
Now your wampserver icon turns red. You must wait for your wampserver to be restarted.
After restarting, open your browser and go to phpMyAdmin in localhost/phpMyAdmin path. To enter the database admin panel, fill out username with ‘root’ and leave the password blank.
Now, as you see in the figure below in the right pane , your new version is installed and ready to use.
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. If you have any questions, please leave us comment.