This topic walks you through the general workflow of creating an ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instance, configuring the basic parameters of the RDS instance, and connecting to the RDS instance.
To use ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL, you must perform three steps. For more information, see the following topics:
- Use a database client or the CLI to connect to an ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instance
- Migrate data from a self-managed MySQL database to an ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instance
For more information about the general workflow to use an RDS instance that runs a different database engine, see the following topics: