If you are a beginner or an expert, MySQL Workbench is a must have if you have installed MySQL. The community edition allows you to Start/Stop your MySQL instance, write queries, monitor performance and has dozens of other features.
With MySQL, the my.conf file normally found in Linux installs is the my.ini file. This configuration file can be found under the ProgramData folder (you have to show hidden files in Windows Explorer to see it). This file can be configured using MySQL Workbench. If you get an error connecting to it, go to the server instance and navigate to the my.ini file. This is a common error when reading the configuration file.
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SQL Editor – SQL Code Completion, SQL Code Formatter, SQL Syntax Highlighting, SQL Code Generation, SQL History, SQL Snippets, Server-Stop/Start, Server Status, Performance and more.