All script applications including forums or virtual stores save their information in a database - a set of cells and tables containing all the Internet site information like items, prices, comments, etc. Every time you open a certain page, the script connects to the database and retrieves the specified information, then shows it. The mid-level software which connects the script and the database is known as a database management system and one of the most well-known ones is MySQL. The latter is widely used simply because it operates on several platforms (Linux, UNIX, Windows) and with numerous scripting languages (PHP, Java, Perl, Python), not mentioning its great efficiency even with massive databases. Lots of widely used platforms like WordPress or Joomla work with MySQL databases to keep their content.
MySQL 5 Databases in Shared Hosting
The in-house built Hepsia Control Panel included with our Linux shared hosting will permit you to manage all your MySQL databases effortlessly. It takes just a couple of clicks to set up 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 shall be able to modify the password, remove a database or permit remote access to it just as fast. For the latter option you could opt for the IP addresses that will be able to connect to the database remotely to ensure that unauthorized people shall not be able to access your info. If you'd like to see the database content or edit any cell or table using the Control Panel, you may use phpMyAdmin, a powerful web-based interface. Using any one of our script-driven applications will also be easy as our script installer will set up a database for the script you have picked automatically.
MySQL 5 Databases in Semi-dedicated Servers
You will be able to use any script that requires MySQL with each of our Linux semi-dedicated servers given that we have the newest version set up on all servers - MySQL 5. Using our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP, you will be able to swiftly create or remove a database, modify its password, back it up with just a single mouse click or examine the hourly and daily access statistics for it. If you want to handle the content of a database directly, not by using a script, you shall 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 laptop or computer considering the fact that we support remote database access. For the latter option, you will have to include your IP address via the hosting account first as an additional level of protection against unauthorized access to your information.