All script apps like forums or web stores keep their information in a database - a collection of cells and tables that contains the Internet site info including items, prices, comments, etc. Whenever you open a certain page, the script connects to the database and retrieves the required info, then displays it. The intermediary software which connects the script and the database is referred to as a database management system and amongst the most widely used ones is MySQL. The latter is commonly used because it can run on a number of platforms (Linux, Windows, UNIX) and with numerous scripting languages (PHP, Java, Python, Perl), not mentioning its wonderful performance even with big databases. Numerous popular platforms like WordPress or Joomla employ MySQL databases to keep their content.
MySQL 5 Databases in Cloud Hosting
The in-house built Hepsia Control Panel offered with our cloud hosting will allow you to take care of all your MySQL databases with ease. It requires just a few mouse clicks to create a brand new database and with just one more click you could back it up if you would like to have a copy before you update your web site, for instance. You shall be able to change the password, delete a database or permit remote access to it just as easily. For the latter option you can pick the IP addresses that'll be able to connect to the database remotely so as to make sure that unauthorized people won't be able to access your data. If you'd like to see 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 easy as our script installer will set up a database for the script you have selected automatically.
MySQL 5 Databases in Semi-dedicated Servers
You'll be able to use any script that requires MySQL with all of our semi-dedicated servers considering the fact that we have the most current version set up on all web servers - MySQL 5. Via our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP, you'll be able to quickly create or delete a database, change its password, back it up with a single click or check out the hourly and daily access statistics for it. If you would like to manage the content of a database directly, not by using a script, you will have 2 options - either employing the web interface of the phpMyAdmin tool, that's available inside the Control Panel, or using an application installed on your personal computer as we support remote database access. For the latter option, you will have to add your IP address via the web hosting account first as an added level of protection against unauthorized access to your data.