All script applications including forums or web stores save their data in a database - a group of cells and tables which contains all of the website data including items, prices, comments, etc. Whenever you open a certain page, the script connects to the database and retrieves the needed data, then shows it. The intermediary software which connects the script and the database is referred to as a database management system and one of the most popular ones is MySQL. The latter is widely used as it runs on various platforms (UNIX, Linux, Windows) and with numerous scripting languages (Java, PHP, Perl, Python), not mentioning its amazing performance even with large databases. A lot of widely used platforms including Joomla™ or WordPress work with MySQL databases to keep their content.
MySQL 5 Databases in Cloud Hosting
Creating or modifying a MySQL database shall be really easy with each of our Linux cloud hosting packages
. This can be carried out through our feature-rich Hepsia Control Panel where you can set up or remove a database, set up a backup copy with just one mouse click or use the effective phpMyAdmin instrument so as to modify cells and tables or import a whole database if you are moving a script-driven website from another web hosting provider. You can also enable remote access to any database in your account and decide from what IP addresses the connection will be established, to ensure the safety of your information. If you choose to take advantage of any of the script platforms we offer with our script installer, you'll not need to do anything because our system will create a new database and link it to the site automatically. If you experience any issues to control your databases, you can check our help articles and instructional videos or get hold of our technical support.
MySQL 5 Databases in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You'll be able to use any script that requires MySQL with any of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages
as we have the most up-to-date version installed on all machines - MySQL 5. Via our in-house built Hepsia web hosting CP, you shall be able to easily create or erase a database, change its password, back it up with one mouse click or check the hourly and daily access statistics for it. If you want to handle the content of a database directly, not via a script, you'll have two options - either using the web interface of the phpMyAdmin tool, that's available inside the Control Panel, or using an application installed on your PC given that we support remote database access. For the abovementioned 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 data.