MySQL is one of the most widespread database control systems on the market. A database is a group of cells with info that are structured in tables and the management system is the piece of software that links the data to a script app. For example, a forum stores all posts, usernames, avatars etc in a database and every single time a website visitor opens a specific thread, the forum script connects to the database and “calls” the content that should be shown on a specific page. MySQL is very popular because of its terrific efficiency, simplicity of use and the fact that it can work with numerous popular scripting languages like PHP, Python, Perl, etc. All dynamic sites which are developed with a script-driven app need some form of database and some of the most popular ones like Joomla, Moodle, Mambo and WordPress use MySQL.

MySQL 5 Databases in Shared Website Hosting

The in-house built Hepsia Control Panel included with our shared website hosting plans will allow you to control all your MySQL databases without difficulty. It takes just a couple of clicks to set up a completely new database and with just one more click you may back it up if you would like to have a copy before you update your website, for example. You shall be able to change the password, erase a database or enable remote access to it just as easily. For the latter option you can pick the IP addresses that will be able to connect to the database remotely to ensure that unauthorized people won't be able to access your data. If you'd like to view the database content or modify any cell or table through the CP, you can use phpMyAdmin, an excellent web-based interface. Using any one of our script-driven apps shall also be very easy as our script installer will set up a database for the script that you have selected automatically.

MySQL 5 Databases in Semi-dedicated Servers

You will be able to use any script that requires MySQL with all of our semi-dedicated hosting plans as we have the most current version installed on all web servers - MySQL 5. Using our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you will be able to easily set up or remove a database, modify its password, back it up with just a single mouse click or check the hourly and daily access stats for it. If you want to manage the content of a database directly, not via a script, you will have two options - either employing the web interface of the phpMyAdmin tool, which is available in the CP, or using an application installed on your computer since we support remote database access. For the latter option, you will need to include your IP address via the web hosting account first as an extra level of safety against unauthorized access to your data.