All script applications such as forums or web stores keep their info inside a database - a collection of cells and tables that contains all of the site info like items, prices, comments, etc. Anytime you open a certain page, the script connects to the database and retrieves the required data, then shows it. The intermediary software that connects the script and the database is known as 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 (Linux, UNIX, Windows) and with a range of scripting languages (Python, Perl, PHP, Java), not mentioning its amazing performance even with massive databases. Many well-known platforms like Joomla or WordPress employ MySQL databases to keep their content.
MySQL 5 Databases in Shared Website Hosting
Setting up or editing a MySQL database will be quite simple with any of our Linux shared website hosting. This can be carried out via our feature-rich Hepsia Control Panel through which you can set up or remove a database, create a backup with a single click or employ the highly effective phpMyAdmin software tool so as to edit cells and tables or import a whole database if you are moving a script-driven website from another web hosting provider. You could also enable remote access to any database in your account and choose from what IP addresses the connection shall be established, so that you can guarantee the protection of your information. Should you decide to use any of the script platforms we offer with our script installer, you won't have to do anything as our system will create a new database and link it to the site automatically. If you encounter any problems to control your databases, you should check our help articles and training videos or make contact with our tech support.
MySQL 5 Databases in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You will be able to use any script that requires MySQL with each of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting since we have the most up-to-date version installed on all servers - MySQL 5. Via our in-house built Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, you'll be able to easily set up or erase a database, modify its password, back it up with a single click or examine the hourly and daily access stats for it. If you want to manage the content of a database directly, not by using a script, you will have 2 options - either employing the web interface of the phpMyAdmin tool, which is available inside the CP, or using an application set up on your computer considering the fact that we support remote database access. For the aforementioned option, you'll have to add your IP address via the hosting account first as an added level of protection against unauthorized access to your info.