All script applications including forums or virtual shops store their info inside a database - a collection of cells and tables containing all of the Internet site info including items, prices, comments, and so on. Every time you open a particular page, the script connects to the database and retrieves the necessary data, then shows it. The intermediary software which connects the script and the database is called a database management system and amongst the most popular ones is MySQL. The latter is widely used because it functions on a variety of platforms (Linux, Windows, UNIX) and with a variety of scripting languages (PHP, Perl, Python, Java), not mentioning its fantastic efficiency even with big databases. Lots of popular platforms like WordPress or Joomla work with MySQL databases to keep their content.
MySQL 5 Databases in Shared Website Hosting
The in-house built Hepsia CP that comes with our Linux shared website hosting allows you to control all your MySQL databases with ease. It requires only a few clicks to create a completely new database and with only one more click you can back it up if you'd like to have a copy before you update your Internet site, for instance. You will be able to modify the password, erase a database or enable remote access to it just as easily. For the latter option you'll be able to pick the IP addresses that will be able to connect to the database remotely so as to make sure that unauthorized people will not be able to access your information. If you would like to view the database content or change any cell or table via the CP, you may use phpMyAdmin, a powerful web-based interface. Using any one of our script-driven applications will also be easy as our script installer will set up a database for the script which you have selected automatically.
MySQL 5 Databases in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You will be able to use any script that requires MySQL with all of our semi-dedicated hosting services since we have the latest version installed on all machines - MySQL 5. Using our in-house built Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, you'll be able to easily set up or remove a database, change its password, back it up with just a single mouse click or examine the hourly and daily access statistics for it. If you want to handle the content of a database directly, not via a script, you shall have 2 options - either employing the web interface of the phpMyAdmin tool, that is available in the CP, or using an app installed on your laptop or computer as we support remote database access. For the aforementioned option, you will have to add your IP address through the hosting account first as an additional level of protection against unauthorized access to your information.