Look at SQL Server Express

Everything you want. More than you'll ever need.

SQL Server Express is free database software that works great with any web application framework such as PHP, and your favorite applications such as Wordpress, and Drupal. Free SQL server comes with reporting options and other expansions you're simply not going to find anywhere else. It's everything you're looking for in a database.

No, really. Everything.

Get started with SQL Server Express

Not some watered-down freeware, SQL Server Express gives you the functionality you'd expect and then some.

SQL Server free features


SQL Server comes with more free storage than you could fill with three online encyclopedias, free to redistribute and even comes with reporting and online backup plus other great capabilities. Learn more >

SQL Server and PHP


SQL Server has the drivers you need to use your favorite language, including support for PHP Data Objects (PDO). Learn more >

SQL Server and WordPress


You want to host your own Wordpress blog. You need a database. It doesn't get much simpler than SQL Server. We've got the patch to make it happen. Learn more >

Make your move. Easier.

Come on over. It's fast and simple to take the leap. You even test before you move. So what are you waiting for?

The biggest. The best.

The biggest. The best.

Better security, largest partner ecosystem, and the biggest customer base out there, mean larger potential revenue. Learn more >

SQL Azure

SQL Azure

You want to be able to access your data quickly, securely and reliably but you don't want to have to buy and maintain expensive hardware. With SQL Azure, now you can do just that.
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Migration Assistant

We'll walk you through it

Our migration assistant makes it so simple it's almost automatic. What have you got to lose? It's free, it's easy, give it a shot. Learn more >

We grow with you.

No matter how big, how fast, or how complex you get, SQL Server is right there with you to lend a hand. Give it your best shot. You can't outgrow us.

Scale affordably with SQL Azure

Scale affordably

With SQL Azure cloud computing you no longer have to worry about paying for expensive hardware. Just store all your data with us. Learn more >

Don't pay to grow

Don't pay to grow

Growing is good. You shouldn't be punished by having to pay for functionality. Find out just how much SQL Server has to offer.
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Need more performance?

Need more performance?

Get parallelized queries and filtered index functionality. That's right. For free.
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Everything you need to get started, FREE with a single streamlined installer.