All script applications such as forums or online stores store their information within a database - a collection of cells and tables which contains all of the site information including items, prices, comments, etc. Whenever you open a certain page, the script connects to the database and retrieves the needed data, then displays it. The intermediary software which connects the script and the database is called a database management system and among the most widely used ones is MySQL. The latter is frequently used simply because it can run on several platforms (Windows, Linux, UNIX) and with a variety of scripting languages (PHP, Perl, Python, Java), not mentioning its fantastic efficiency even with huge databases. Lots of widely used platforms including Joomla or WordPress work with MySQL databases to store their content.

MySQL 5 Databases in Shared Web Hosting

Setting up or modifying a MySQL database shall be easy with each one of our Linux shared web hosting packages. This can be done using our feature-rich Hepsia Control Panel through which you can set up or erase a database, set up a backup with just one click or take advantage of the highly efficient phpMyAdmin software instrument to modify cells and tables or import an entire database if you are moving a script-driven Internet site from another hosting provider. You can even enable remote access to any database in your account and choose from what IP addresses the connection will be established, to ensure the security of your info. If you choose to take advantage of any of the script platforms which we provide with our script installer, you won't have to do anything as our system will set up a new database and link it to the site automatically. If you encounter any issues to manage your databases, you can examine our help articles and instructional videos or get in touch with our tech support team.

MySQL 5 Databases in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You will be able to use any script that requires MySQL with all of our Linux semi-dedicated packages given that we have the latest version set up on all servers - MySQL 5. Using our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you will be able to easily create or delete a database, change its password, back it up with a single click or examine the hourly and daily access stats for it. If you'd like to manage the content of a database directly, not through a script, you'll have 2 options - either using the web interface of the phpMyAdmin tool, which is available inside the CP, or using an app installed on your laptop or computer since we support remote database access. For the latter option, you will need to include your IP address through the hosting account first as an additional level of safety against unauthorized access to your info.