All script applications such as forums or virtual stores save their information within a database - a set of cells and tables containing the Internet site information like items, prices, comments, and so on. Whenever you open a certain page, the script connects to the database and retrieves the required data, then displays it. The mid-level software which connects the script and the database is referred to as a database management system and among the most popular ones is MySQL. The latter is frequently used simply because it can run on a number of platforms (UNIX, Linux, Windows) and with numerous scripting languages (PHP, Java, Python, Perl), not mentioning its excellent efficiency even with huge databases. Many popular platforms such as Joomla or WordPress employ MySQL databases to keep their content.
MySQL 5 Databases in Shared Hosting
The in-house built Hepsia Control Panel offered with our shared hosting services allows you to control all your MySQL databases with ease. It takes just a couple of mouse clicks to set up a brand new database and with one more click you could back it up if you'd like to have a copy before you update your site, for instance. You will be able to modify the password, remove a database or allow remote access to it just as fast. For the latter option you may opt for 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'd like to see the database content or modify any cell or table from the Control Panel, you can use phpMyAdmin, an excellent web-based interface. Using any of our script-driven apps will also be super easy as our script installer will set up a database for the script that you have chosen automatically.
MySQL 5 Databases in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You'll be able to use any script that requires MySQL with each of our Linux semi-dedicated services since we have the newest version installed on all web servers - MySQL 5. Through our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP, you will be able to swiftly set up or delete a database, change its password, back it up with just a single click or check out 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 2 options - either working with the web interface of the phpMyAdmin tool, that is available in the CP, or using an application set up on your laptop or computer since we support remote database access. For the aforementioned option, you will need to include your IP address from the web hosting account first as an extra level of security against unauthorized access to your info.