All script applications such as forums or virtual stores save their info inside a database - a set of cells and tables containing the website info including items, prices, comments, and so on. Every time you open a specific page, the script connects to the database and retrieves the needed information, then displays it. The mid-level software that connects the script and the database is known as a database management system and among the most well-known ones is MySQL. The latter is widely used simply because it runs on a variety of platforms (Windows, Linux, UNIX) and with a number of scripting languages (PHP, Java, Perl, Python), not mentioning its wonderful functionality even with massive databases. Many well-known platforms including WordPress or Joomla employ MySQL databases to save their content.

MySQL 5 Databases in Shared Hosting

The in-house built Hepsia CP offered with our shared hosting will allow you to manage all your MySQL databases effortlessly. It requires only a few clicks to create a new database and with one more click you could back it up if you want to have a copy before you update your web site, for example. You shall be able to modify the password, delete a database or permit 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 shall not be able to access your info. If you would like to see the database content or edit any cell or table using the Control Panel, you can use phpMyAdmin, an excellent web-based interface. Using any one of our script-driven apps shall also be quite simple as our script installer will create a database for the script that you have picked out automatically.

MySQL 5 Databases in Semi-dedicated Servers

You will be able to use any script that requires MySQL with each of our semi-dedicated servers given that we have the most current version installed on all servers - MySQL 5. Through our in-house built Hepsia website hosting CP, you will be able to quickly set up or delete a database, change its password, back it up with just a single click or examine the hourly and daily access stats for it. If you would like to handle the content of a database directly, not through a script, you shall have 2 options - either working with the web interface of the phpMyAdmin tool, which is available inside the CP, or using an application installed on your computer considering the fact that we support remote database access. For the latter option, you'll have to include your IP address via the hosting account first as an additional level of protection against unauthorized access to your info.