All script applications such as forums or web shops save their information inside a database - a collection of cells and tables that contains all the website information like items, prices, comments, etc. Each time you open a particular page, the script connects to the database and retrieves the required information, then displays it. The intermediary software which connects the script and the database is called a database management system and among the most popular ones is MySQL. The latter is commonly used simply because it works on a number of platforms (Windows, UNIX, Linux) and with a variety of scripting languages (PHP, Perl, Python, Java), not mentioning its wonderful efficiency even with big databases. Lots of widely used platforms like WordPress or Joomla™ work with MySQL databases to store their content.
MySQL 5 Databases in Cloud Website Hosting
The in-house built Hepsia CP included with our cloud website hosting plans
allows you to control all your MySQL databases without difficulty. It takes only a few mouse clicks to create a new database and with just one more click you can back it up if you'd like to have a copy before you update your web site, for example. You'll be able to change the password, erase a database or allow remote access to it just as easily. For the latter option you may choose the IP addresses that will be able to connect to the database remotely in order to ensure that unauthorized people shall not be able to access your data. If you want to see the database content or modify any cell or table through the Control Panel, you may use phpMyAdmin, an excellent web-based interface. Using any one of our script-driven applications will also be super easy as our script installer will set up a database for the script which you have picked out automatically.
MySQL 5 Databases in Semi-dedicated Servers
Our semi-dedicated hosting plans
provide MySQL 5 support and the administration of your databases will be easy. With just a few mouse clicks you will be able to create a whole new database, remove an existing one or alter its password. The Hepsia website hosting CP will also offer you access to far more advanced features like a one-click backup and remote access. For the latter option, you can add only the IP address of your PC to be sure that no one else will be able to access your information. This way, you can manage the content of any database in the account using any app on your personal computer. If you'd prefer to do this online, you can use the phpMyAdmin tool, which is available via Hepsia. You will also be able to see hourly and day-to-day MySQL statistics, which will show you how your Internet sites perform and if any one of them needs to be optimized.