All script apps like forums or virtual stores save their info inside a database - a collection of cells and tables containing the Internet site information such as items, prices, comments, etc. Each time you open a certain page, the script connects to the database and retrieves the specified info, then displays it. The mid-level software which connects the script and the database is called a database management system and among the most well-known ones is MySQL. The latter is widely used as it operates on a number of platforms (Linux, Windows, UNIX) and with a number of scripting languages (PHP, Java, Perl, Python), not mentioning its great performance even with large databases. Many well-known platforms including Joomla or WordPress work with MySQL databases to store their content.
MySQL 5 Databases in Cloud Hosting
The in-house built Hepsia CP included with our Linux cloud hosting plans will enable you to control all your MySQL databases with ease. It requires just a few clicks to set up a new database and with only one more click you can back it up if you would like to have a copy before you update your site, for example. You shall be able to change the password, erase a database or enable remote access to it just as fast. For the latter option you'll be able to pick the IP addresses that will be able to connect to the database remotely in order to ensure that unauthorized people shall not be able to access your information. If you want to see the database content or change any cell or table from the Control Panel, 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 picked automatically.
MySQL 5 Databases in Semi-dedicated Servers
All of our semi-dedicated servers offer MySQL 5 support and the administration of your databases will be quite simple. With only a few mouse clicks you will be able to create a completely new database, erase an existing one or modify its password. The Hepsia website hosting CP will also give you access to far more advanced features such as a one-click backup and remote access. For the latter option, you could add only the IP address of your computer to make sure that no one else will be able to access your information. That way, you can handle the content of any database inside the account using any app on your PC. If you want to do this online, you can use the phpMyAdmin tool, that is available through Hepsia. You will also be able to observe hourly and day-to-day MySQL stats, which will show you how your sites perform and if any of them has to be optimized.