All script apps such as forums or e-shops save their info in a database - a collection of cells and tables containing all of the website information like items, prices, comments, etc. Every time you open a certain page, the script connects to the database and retrieves the specified data, then shows 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 widely used because it runs on a variety of platforms (Linux, UNIX, Windows) and with a variety of scripting languages (Python, PHP, Perl, Java), not mentioning its excellent effectiveness even with huge databases. Numerous famous platforms such as Joomla or WordPress work with MySQL databases to save their content.

MySQL 5 Databases in Shared Hosting

Setting up or modifying a MySQL database will be really easy with any of our Linux shared hosting packages. That can be performed using our feature-rich Hepsia CP through which you can set up or erase a database, set up a backup copy with just a single mouse click or use the efficient phpMyAdmin software tool in order to modify 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 within your account and decide from what IP addresses the connection will be established, in order to ensure the protection of your info. If you decide to take advantage of any of the script platforms which we offer you with our script installer, you'll not need to do anything as our system will create a brand new database and link it to the site automatically. If you experience any issues to manage your databases, you can check our help articles and video tutorials or communicate with our technical support.

MySQL 5 Databases in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All of our Linux semi-dedicated packages come with MySQL 5 support and the administration of your databases shall be very easy. With just a few mouse clicks you are able to set up a brand new database, delete an existing one or change its password. The Hepsia web hosting CP will also offer you access to much more advanced functions such as a one-click backup and remote access. For the latter option, you can add only the IP address of your PC to be sure that nobody else is going to be able to access your data. Thus, you can handle the content of any database in the account using any app on your computer. If you'd prefer to do this online, you may use the phpMyAdmin tool, which is available through Hepsia. You shall also be able to observe hourly and daily MySQL statistics, that will show you how your sites perform and if any one of them should be optimized.