When you use a script-driven application for your site, any info that both you and the site users produce will be stored in a database - a collection of info, that is structured in cells and tables for simplier and easier reading and writing. The latter is done by employing special software called database management system and one of the most popular ones worldwide is MySQL. A large amount of script apps are designed to work with MySQL because it’s simple to use, it performs perfectly on a server and it's universal as it can work with common web programming languages (PHP, Perl, Python, Java) and on a variety of server OS (Windows, Linux, UNIX). There are loads of scripts which use MySQL, including very popular ones like WordPress, Moodle and Joomla.
MySQL 5 Databases in Cloud Hosting
The in-house built Hepsia CP offered with our cloud hosting allows you to take care of all your MySQL databases easily. It requires just a few mouse clicks to set up a completely new database and with one more click you could back it up if you'd like to have a copy before you update your web site, for example. You shall be able to modify the password, delete a database or allow remote access to it just as fast. For the latter option you could choose the IP addresses that'll be able to connect to the database remotely so as to make sure that unauthorized people will not be able to access your data. If you would like to see the database content or modify any cell or table from the Control Panel, you should use phpMyAdmin, an excellent web-based interface. Using any one of our script-driven applications will also be quite simple as our script installer will set up a database for the script which you have selected automatically.
MySQL 5 Databases in Semi-dedicated Servers
You shall be able to use any script that requires MySQL with any of our semi-dedicated servers as we have the latest version set up on all servers - MySQL 5. Using our in-house built Hepsia website hosting CP, you shall be able to easily set up or remove a database, change its password, back it up with just a single mouse click or check out the hourly and daily access stats for it. If you'd like to manage the content of a database directly, not by using a script, you will have two options - either employing the web interface of the phpMyAdmin tool, that's available in the Control Panel, or using an application set up on your laptop or computer considering the fact that we support remote database access. For the latter option, you will have to add your IP address from the web hosting account first as an additional level of safety against unauthorized access to your data.