In technical terms, SQL DM for MySQL is basically a very low footprint web server. As such it has much in common with popular web-servers like Apache, IIS, Lighttpd etc., but there are also important and significant differences.
SQL DM for MySQL is a dedicated and specialized server program for collecting and storing information concerning MySQL servers and the systems on which they are installed. You can not use it to display your own webpage. It is 'locked' to display the pages that SQL DM for MySQL program is designed for.
SQL DM for MySQL uses state-of-the-art web technology
SQL DM connects to MySQL directly: no JAVA, no PHP, no 'agents' install required
Also, unlike other web-servers SQL DM for MySQL has the MariaDB Connector/C 'compiled in'. It can connect to MySQL directly without depending on any sort of external code (PHP, JAVA or whatever) as other web-servers do. Also, it does not make use of any 'agents' on the computers where the MySQL servers are running. You install SQL DM for MySQL on one computer and that is it!
SQL DM for MySQL has a built-in high-performance database
Further! SQL DM for MySQL has a built-in high-performance embedded database. Whatever server parameters are retrieved from the MySQL servers are also stored in that database. Various ways to display 'counters' or 'metrics' based on these data are provided.
SQL DM for MySQL is compatible with all modern browsers
All you need, to view the results that SQL DM for MySQL throws up, is a web browser that is capable of handling AJAX. This has been tested on Google Chrome, Internet Explorer (versions 11.09 and later), Mozilla Firefox and related browsers, and all recent releases of the Opera browser.