All script applications like forums or virtual stores store their information within a database - a collection of cells and tables which contains all of the website information including items, prices, comments, etc. Anytime you open a certain page, the script connects to the database and retrieves the necessary info, then displays it. The mid-level software which connects the script and the database is called a database management system and among the most well-known ones is MySQL. The latter is commonly used because it operates on different platforms (UNIX, Linux, Windows) and with numerous scripting languages (PHP, Java, Perl, Python), not mentioning its excellent efficiency even with large databases. A lot of well-known platforms such as Joomla or WordPress work with MySQL databases to save their content.
MySQL 5 Databases in Web Hosting
The in-house built Hepsia CP included with our Linux web hosting allows you to control all your MySQL databases without difficulty. It takes only a couple of mouse clicks to set up a new database and with one more click you may back it up if you would like to have a copy before you update your website, for instance. You'll be able to modify the password, delete a database or enable remote access to it just as easily. For the latter option you'll be able to opt for the IP addresses that will be able to connect to the database remotely in order to ensure that unauthorized people will not be able to access your info. If you would like to view the database content or edit any cell or table through the CP, you can use phpMyAdmin, a powerful web-based interface. Using any of our script-driven applications shall 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
You shall be able to use any script that requires MySQL with any of our Linux semi-dedicated service as we have the latest version installed on all servers - MySQL 5. Through our in-house built Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, you'll be able to easily set up or delete a database, change its password, back it up with one click or check out the hourly and daily access statistics for it. If you'd like to handle the content of a database directly, not by using a script, you'll have two options - either working with the web interface of the phpMyAdmin tool, that's available in the CP, or using an application installed on your laptop or computer given that we support remote database access. For the aforementioned option, you will have to add your IP address through the hosting account first as an extra level of protection against unauthorized access to your info.