All script apps such as forums or e-stores store their information in a database - a set of cells and tables that contains all of the site information like items, prices, comments, and many others. Each time you open a specific page, the script connects to the database and retrieves the needed info, then displays it. The intermediary software which connects the script and the database is called a database management system and among the most widely used ones is MySQL. The latter is commonly used as it functions on a variety of platforms (Linux, Windows, UNIX) and with a range of scripting languages (PHP, Java, Python, Perl), not mentioning its excellent performance even with huge databases. A lot of popular platforms such as Joomla™ or WordPress employ MySQL databases to store their content.
MySQL 5 Databases in Cloud Web Hosting
Starting or editing a MySQL database is going to be quite simple with each one of our Linux cloud web hosting services
. That can be performed using our feature-rich Hepsia CP in which you can set up or erase a database, set up a backup with only one mouse click or employ the efficient phpMyAdmin tool to modify cells and tables or import a whole database if you are moving a script-driven site from another hosting provider. You can also enable remote access to any database in your account and decide from what IP addresses the connection will be established, in order to ensure the safety of your data. If you opt to use any of the script platforms which we provide with our script installer, you will not need to do anything as our system will create a new database and link it to the website automatically. If you encounter any difficulties to manage your databases, you can check our help articles and training videos or communicate with our tech support team.
MySQL 5 Databases in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You'll be able to use any script that requires MySQL with each of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting
as we have the latest version set up on all web servers - MySQL 5. Using our in-house built Hepsia website hosting CP, you will be able to quickly create or delete a database, modify its password, back it up with a single mouse click or examine the hourly and daily access stats for it. If you would like to manage the content of a database directly, not by using a script, you shall have two options - either using the web interface of the phpMyAdmin tool, that's available in the Control Panel, or using an app installed on your laptop or computer since we support remote database access. For the latter option, you will have to add your IP address via the hosting account first as an added level of protection against unauthorized access to your data.