All script applications such as forums or virtual stores keep their info in a database - a collection of cells and tables that contains the website information like items, prices, comments, etc. Every time you open a certain page, the script connects to the database and retrieves the necessary information, then displays it. The mid-level software which connects the script and the database is known as a database management system and amongst the most well-known ones is MySQL. The latter is widely used as it functions on several platforms (Windows, UNIX, Linux) and with a range of scripting languages (Python, Perl, PHP, Java), not mentioning its great efficiency even with huge databases. Lots of popular platforms like Joomla™ or WordPress work with MySQL databases to store their content.
MySQL 5 Databases in Shared Website Hosting
Starting or modifying a MySQL database will be quite simple with each of our Linux shared website hosting services
. This can be accomplished via our feature-rich Hepsia Control Panel in which you can set up or erase a database, create a backup with a single mouse click or use the powerful phpMyAdmin software tool in order to modify cells and tables or import an entire database if you are moving a script-driven Internet site from another hosting provider. You can even enable remote access to any database within your account and decide from what IP addresses the connection shall be established, so that you can ensure the protection of your information. If you decide to employ any of the script platforms that we offer you with our script installer, you will not have to do anything as our system will create a new database and link it to the website automatically. If you experience any difficulties to manage your databases, you can check our help articles and educational videos or get hold of our tech support team.
MySQL 5 Databases in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All of our Linux semi-dedicated services
offer MySQL 5 support and the management of your databases will be very easy. With just a couple of clicks you will be able to create a whole new database, erase an existing one or change its password. The Hepsia web hosting Control Panel will also provide you with access to much more advanced features such as a one-click backup and remote access. For the latter option, you could include only the IP address of your personal computer to make certain that no one else is going to be able to access your info. In this way, you can manage the content of any database inside the account through any app on your PC. If you want to do this online, you can use the phpMyAdmin tool, that is available via Hepsia. You'll also be able to look at hourly and day-to-day MySQL stats, that will show you how your sites perform and if any one of them should be optimized.