The MySQL database package consists of the following:
MySQL is used to refer to the entire MySQL distribution package or the MySQL server, while mysql refers to a client program.
The server and client programs are different entities. Thus, you can use client programs on your system to access data on a MySQL server running on another computer. (Note: you would need appropriate permissions for this. Consult the system administrator of the remote machine.)
Dividing the package into a server and clients separates the actual data from the interface.
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