Step Nine: Learn MySQL Basics
This is another step where the title equals the Google search, "learn mysql basics."
SQL databases can be careers in themselves, and if you find you love the database action, you might want to explore that.
For those in a hurry to program though, we need to learn a few simple skills: create a database, use a database, create a table, drop a table, insert rows, perform simple queries. If we have those things, we have a foundation we can build programs upon.
(Take as long as you like learning MySQL, it will not be wasted effort.)