All script applications like forums or e-stores keep their data in a database - a collection of cells and tables that contains all the Internet site info including items, prices, comments, etc. When you open a specific 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 one of the most famous ones is MySQL. The latter is widely used simply because it functions on a variety of platforms (Windows, UNIX, Linux) and with a variety of scripting languages (PHP, Java, Perl, Python), not mentioning its fantastic efficiency even with large databases. A lot of popular platforms like Joomla or WordPress use MySQL databases to store their content.
MySQL 5 Databases in Website Hosting
Starting or changing a MySQL database will be very simple with each of our website hosting. That can be carried out using our feature-rich Hepsia CP where you can create or remove a database, create a backup with just one click or use the powerful phpMyAdmin software tool so as to modify cells and tables or import an entire database if you are moving a script-driven Internet site from another web hosting provider. You could even enable remote access to any database inside your account and decide from what IP addresses the connection will be established, to ensure the protection of your information. If you opt to use any of the script platforms we offer with our script installer, you won't need to do anything because our system will set up a brand new database and link it to the website automatically. If you face any issues to control your databases, you should check our help articles and video tutorials or communicate with our tech support.
MySQL 5 Databases in Semi-dedicated Servers
You will be able to use any script that requires MySQL with any of our semi-dedicated servers due to the fact that we have the most up-to-date version installed on all web servers - MySQL 5. Using our in-house built Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, you will be able to quickly create or delete a database, change its password, back it up with just a single 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 through a script, you will have two options - either using the web interface of the phpMyAdmin tool, that's available inside the Control Panel, or using an application set up on your PC since we support remote database access. For the abovementioned option, you will need to include your IP address through the web hosting account first as an added level of security against unauthorized access to your data.