All script applications like forums or e-stores keep their information within a database - a collection of cells and tables containing all of the Internet site information such as items, prices, comments, etc. Every time you open a certain page, the script connects to the database and retrieves the needed info, then shows it. The mid-level software that connects the script and the database is referred to as a database management system and amongst the most widely used ones is MySQL. The latter is commonly used simply because it operates on various platforms (Windows, Linux, UNIX) and with a number of scripting languages (Python, Perl, PHP, Java), not mentioning its excellent functionality even with big databases. Numerous popular platforms like WordPress or Joomla use MySQL databases to store their content.

MySQL 5 Databases in Shared Website Hosting

The in-house built Hepsia Control Panel that comes with our Linux shared website hosting plans allows you to control all your MySQL databases with ease. It takes only a couple of mouse clicks to create a new database and with just one more click you can back it up if you want to have a copy before you update your site, for example. You shall be able to modify the password, erase a database or enable remote access to it just as easily. For the latter option you'll be able to opt for the IP addresses that will be able to connect to the database remotely in order to make sure that unauthorized people will not be able to access your data. If you'd like to see the database content or edit any cell or table through the CP, you should use phpMyAdmin, a powerful web-based interface. Using any of our script-driven applications will also be super 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 shall be able to use any script that requires MySQL with each of our Linux semi-dedicated plans as we have the latest version installed on all machines - MySQL 5. Via our in-house built Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, you shall be able to quickly create or erase a database, modify its password, back it up with a single click or examine the hourly and daily access statistics for it. If you would like to manage the content of a database directly, not by using a script, you'll have two options - either using the web interface of the phpMyAdmin tool, that's available in the Control Panel, or using an application installed on your PC as we support remote database access. For the latter option, you'll need to include your IP address via the hosting account first as an additional level of security against unauthorized access to your info.