there are two methods to connect mysql using python,
cnx = mysql.connector.connect(user='scott', password='tiger',host='127.0.0.1',database='employees')
db = MySQLdb.connect(host="localhost", # your host, usually localhost
user="john", # your username
passwd="megajonhy", # your password
db="jonhydb") # name of the data base
cur = db.cursor()
cur.execute("SELECT * FROM YOUR_TABLE_NAME")
MySQLdb is a C module that links against the MySQL protocol implementation in the libmysqlclient library. It is faster, but requires the library in order to work.
mysql-connector is a Python module that reimplements the MySQL protocol in Python. It is slower, but does not require the C library and so is more portable.