MySQL is among the most popular database management systems out there. A database is a collection of cells with information that are structured in tables and the management system is the piece of software which links the data to a script app. As an example, a forum stores all usernames, avatars, posts etc within a database and each time a site visitor opens a given thread, the forum script connects to the database and “calls” the content which should be displayed on a specific page. MySQL is extremely popular because of its great performance, convenience and the fact that it can function with lots of popular scripting languages including PHP, Python, Perl, etc. All dynamic sites which are developed with a script-driven app require some type of database and many of the most popular ones such as Joomla, Moodle, Mambo and WordPress use MySQL.

MySQL 5 Databases in Shared Hosting

The in-house built Hepsia CP included with our Linux shared hosting will allow you to control all your MySQL databases without difficulty. It takes only a few clicks to create a brand new database and with one more click you could back it up if you would like to have a copy before you update your web site, for example. You'll be able to modify the password, remove a database or permit remote access to it just as easily. For the latter option you may choose the IP addresses which will be able to connect to the database remotely to make sure that unauthorized people will not be able to access your data. If you want to view the database content or edit any cell or table through the CP, you can use phpMyAdmin, an excellent web-based interface. Using any of our script-driven apps will also be easy as our script installer will set up a database for the script that you have picked automatically.

MySQL 5 Databases in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You shall be able to use any script that requires MySQL with all of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting considering the fact that we have the most current version set up on all servers - MySQL 5. Via our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you'll be able to swiftly set up or erase a database, change its password, back it up with one click or check the hourly and daily access stats for it. If you want to manage the content of a database directly, not by using a script, you'll have 2 options - either employing the web interface of the phpMyAdmin tool, that's available in the CP, or using an application set up on your laptop or computer since we support remote database access. For the aforementioned option, you'll have to add your IP address through the web hosting account first as an added level of security against unauthorized access to your information.