If you use a script-driven application for your site, any information which both you and the website users generate will be stored in a database - a collection of info, that's organized in cells and tables for simpler reading and writing. The latter is accomplished through special software called database management system and one of the most well-known ones world-wide is MySQL. A wide range of script apps are designed to work with MySQL because it is easy to work with, it works exceptionally well on a web server and it is universal as it can work with popular web programming languages (Python, PHP, Perl, Java) and on a number of server OS (UNIX, Linux, Windows). There are hundreds of scripts that use MySQL, including really popular ones for example Moodle, Joomla and WordPress.
MySQL 5 Databases in Web Hosting
The in-house built Hepsia CP offered with our Linux web hosting will enable you to control all your MySQL databases without difficulty. It requires just a couple of mouse clicks to set up a new database and with one more click you may back it up if you want to have a copy before you update your site, for example. You will be able to change the password, delete a database or permit remote access to it just as fast. For the latter option you may choose the IP addresses which 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 would like to view the database content or edit any cell or table from the Control Panel, you may use phpMyAdmin, an excellent web-based interface. Using any one of our script-driven apps shall 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 Servers
You shall be able to use any script that requires MySQL with each of our semi-dedicated servers given that we have the most up-to-date version set up on all web servers - MySQL 5. Via our in-house built Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, you shall be able to easily create or erase a database, modify its password, back it up with a single click or check out the hourly and daily access stats for it. If you would like to handle the content of a database directly, not through a script, you'll have two options - either employing the web interface of the phpMyAdmin tool, that is available in the Control Panel, or using an app set up on your personal computer given that we support remote database access. For the abovementioned option, you'll need to add your IP address via the web hosting account first as an additional level of security against unauthorized access to your data.