MySQL is among the most widespread database management systems on the market. A database is a collection of cells with information that are arranged in tables and the administration 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 visitor opens a specific thread, the forum script connects to the database and “calls” the content which needs to be displayed on a certain page. MySQL is extremely popular due to its excellent efficiency, simplicity of use and the fact that it can function with many popular scripting languages including PHP, Python, Perl, and so on. All dynamic sites which are built with a script-driven application require some form of database and some of the most popular ones like Joomla, Moodle, Mambo and WordPress work with MySQL.

MySQL 5 Databases in Website Hosting

The in-house built Hepsia CP included with our website hosting plans will enable you to take care of all your MySQL databases effortlessly. It takes just a couple of mouse clicks to create a completely new database and with one more click you may back it up if you would like to have a copy before you update your site, for instance. You will be able to change the password, remove a database or enable remote access to it just as easily. For the latter option you could pick the IP addresses that will be able to connect to the database remotely so as to ensure that unauthorized people shall not be able to access your information. If you wish to view the database content or modify any cell or table from the CP, you should use phpMyAdmin, an effective web-based interface. Using any of our script-driven applications will also be super easy as our script installer will create a database for the script that you have chosen automatically.

MySQL 5 Databases in Semi-dedicated Servers

You will be able to use any script that requires MySQL with each of our semi-dedicated plans since we have the latest version installed on all web servers - MySQL 5. Through our in-house built Hepsia web hosting CP, you will be able to quickly set up or delete a database, change its password, back it up with one mouse click or examine the hourly and daily access stats for it. If you want to handle the content of a database directly, not by using a script, you'll have 2 options - either employing the web interface of the phpMyAdmin tool, that is available inside the Control Panel, or using an app installed on your personal computer given that we support remote database access. For the latter option, you will have to include your IP address through the hosting account first as an additional level of protection against unauthorized access to your data.