All script applications like forums or virtual shops save their information inside a database - a collection of cells and tables that contains all the website data like items, prices, comments, and many others. Anytime you open a particular page, the script connects to the database and retrieves the required information, then shows it. The intermediary software which connects the script and the database is called a database management system and amongst the most well-known ones is MySQL. The latter is widely used because it functions on a variety of platforms (Linux, UNIX, Windows) and with a range of scripting languages (PHP, Perl, Python, Java), not mentioning its great efficiency even with large databases. Many popular platforms including WordPress or Joomla work with MySQL databases to keep their content.

MySQL 5 Databases in Cloud Website Hosting

Starting or editing a MySQL database shall be quite simple with each one of our Linux cloud website hosting packages. This can be carried out via our feature-rich Hepsia CP through which you can set up or remove a database, set up a backup copy with only one click or use the effective phpMyAdmin software instrument so as to modify cells and tables or import a whole database if you are moving a script-driven site from another service provider. You could even enable remote access to any database in your account and select from what IP addresses the connection will be established, in order to ensure the security of your data. If you opt to employ any of the script platforms which we offer you with our script installer, you will not have to do anything as our system will set up a whole new database and link it to the site automatically. If you encounter any issues to manage your databases, you should check our help articles and educational videos or make contact with our tech support.

MySQL 5 Databases in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You shall be able to use any script that requires MySQL with each of our Linux semi-dedicated packages given that we have the newest version set up on all machines - MySQL 5. Via our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you shall be able to quickly create or remove a database, change its password, back it up with one mouse click or check out the hourly and daily access stats for it. If you would like to manage the content of a database directly, not by using a script, you'll have 2 options - either working with the web interface of the phpMyAdmin tool, that's available inside the Control Panel, or using an app installed on your personal computer given that we support remote database access. For the latter option, you'll have to include your IP address through the web hosting account first as an additional level of safety against unauthorized access to your data.