All script apps such as forums or web shops keep their information in a database - a group of cells and tables that contains the Internet site data like items, prices, comments, etc. Each time you open a particular page, the script connects to the database and retrieves the necessary data, then displays it. The mid-level software that connects the script and the database is known as a database management system and amongst the most popular ones is MySQL. The latter is widely used simply because it works on different platforms (Linux, Windows, UNIX) and with a range of scripting languages (Java, Perl, Python, PHP), not mentioning its amazing effectiveness even with large databases. A lot of well-known platforms including Joomla or WordPress work with MySQL databases to keep their content.

MySQL 5 Databases in Shared Hosting

The in-house built Hepsia CP included with our Linux shared hosting packages will permit you to manage all your MySQL databases easily. It requires just a couple of mouse clicks to set up a new database and with only one more click you could back it up if you would like to have a copy before you update your web site, for example. 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 could opt for the IP addresses which will be able to connect to the database remotely in order to make sure that unauthorized people shall not be able to access your info. If you would like to see the database content or edit any cell or table from the Control Panel, you may use phpMyAdmin, an effective web-based interface. Using any one of our script-driven apps will also be easy as our script installer will create a database for the script which you have picked automatically.

MySQL 5 Databases in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All our Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages come with MySQL 5 support and the management of your databases shall be really easy. With just a few clicks you are able to set up a completely new database, erase an existing one or change its password. The Hepsia web hosting CP shall also provide you with access to far more advanced functions like a one-click backup and remote access. For the latter option, you could add only the IP address of your PC to be sure that no one else will be able to access your info. In this way, you can manage the content of any database inside the account via any app on your PC. If you prefer to do this online, you could use the phpMyAdmin tool, that's available through Hepsia. You will also be able to look at hourly and day-to-day MySQL stats, which will show you how your sites perform and if any one of them has to be optimized.