All script applications like forums or virtual stores save their data within a database - a collection of cells and tables that contains the website info like items, prices, comments, etc. Every time you open a certain page, the script connects to the database and retrieves the required data, then shows it. The intermediary software which connects the script and the database is called a database management system and one of the most popular ones is MySQL. The latter is commonly used because it functions on various platforms (Windows, Linux, UNIX) and with a number of scripting languages (PHP, Java, Python, Perl), not mentioning its fantastic efficiency even with huge databases. Numerous well-known platforms including Joomla or WordPress use MySQL databases to save their content.

MySQL 5 Databases in Hosting

The in-house built Hepsia Control Panel that comes with our hosting plans will allow you to manage all your MySQL databases easily. It takes just a few mouse clicks to create a new database and with just one more click you can back it up if you would like to have a copy before you update your website, for instance. You shall be able to change the password, erase a database or permit remote access to it just as easily. For the latter option you'll be able to opt for the IP addresses that'll 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 would like to view the database content or modify any cell or table using the CP, you can use phpMyAdmin, an excellent web-based interface. Using any of our script-driven apps shall also be easy as our script installer will create a database for the script that you have chosen automatically.