All script applications including forums or e-shops store their data in a database - a collection of cells and tables containing all of the site info such as items, prices, comments, etc. Each time you open a specific page, the script connects to the database and retrieves the required information, then displays it. The mid-level software that connects the script and the database is known as a database management system and one of the most widely used ones is MySQL. The latter is frequently used simply because it functions on a number of platforms (Windows, Linux, UNIX) and with a variety of scripting languages (Python, PHP, Perl, Java), not mentioning its fantastic efficiency even with massive databases. Many popular platforms like Joomla or WordPress employ MySQL databases to store their content.

MySQL 5 Databases in Shared Website Hosting

The in-house built Hepsia Control Panel included with our Linux shared website hosting will allow you to take care of all your MySQL databases with ease. It takes just a couple of mouse clicks to set up a 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 Internet site, for example. You'll be able to change the password, remove a database or enable remote access to it just as easily. For the latter option you could opt for the IP addresses that'll be able to connect to the database remotely so as to make sure 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 using the CP, you should use phpMyAdmin, an excellent web-based interface. Using any one of our script-driven applications shall also be quite simple as our script installer will create a database for the script you have selected automatically.

MySQL 5 Databases in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You shall be able to use any script that requires MySQL with any of our semi-dedicated hosting packages considering the fact that we have the newest version set up on all servers - MySQL 5. Using our in-house built Hepsia web hosting CP, you'll be able to swiftly create or remove a database, change its password, back it up with just a single mouse click or examine the hourly and daily access stats for it. If you want to handle the content of a database directly, not via a script, you'll have two options - either employing the web interface of the phpMyAdmin tool, which is available in the CP, or using an application set up on your laptop or computer as we support remote database access. For the aforementioned option, you will have to include your IP address from the hosting account first as an added level of safety against unauthorized access to your information.