If you use a script-driven application for your site, any info that both you and the website users create will be stored inside a database - a collection of info, that's structured in cells and tables for simplier and easier reading and writing. The latter is done by using special software known as database management system and one of the most widely used ones around the globe is MySQL. A lot of script apps are created to work with MySQL because it is user-friendly, it functions perfectly on a web hosting server and it is universal as it can perform with widely used web programming languages (Java, PHP, Perl, Python) and on several hosting server OS (Windows, Linux, UNIX). There are huge amounts of scripts which use MySQL, including extremely popular ones like Moodle, Joomla and WordPress.
MySQL 5 Databases in Shared Web Hosting
Creating or modifying a MySQL database will be very easy with each one of our shared web hosting service. This can be carried out via our feature-rich Hepsia CP where you can create or remove a database, set up a backup with just one click or use the powerful phpMyAdmin software tool to edit cells and tables or import an entire database if you are moving a script-driven website from another hosting provider. You could also enable remote access to any database inside your account and decide from what IP addresses the connection will be established, so as to ensure the safety of your info. If you opt to use any of the script platforms we offer with our script installer, you'll not need to do anything because our system will create a new database and link it to the site automatically. If you face any problems to control your databases, you can check our help articles and instructional videos or communicate with our technical support.
MySQL 5 Databases in Semi-dedicated Servers
You will be able to use any script that requires MySQL with all of our Linux semi-dedicated servers since we have the most up-to-date version set up on all servers - MySQL 5. Using our in-house built Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, you shall be able to quickly create or delete a database, modify its password, back it up with a single mouse click or check the hourly and daily access statistics for it. If you would like to manage the content of a database directly, not via a script, you'll have 2 options - either employing the web interface of the phpMyAdmin tool, that's available in the CP, or using an application set up on your PC considering the fact that 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 security against unauthorized access to your information.