All script applications such as forums or e-shops store their data in a database - a collection of cells and tables containing all the Internet site info like items, prices, comments, and many others. Anytime you open a specific page, the script connects to the database and retrieves the needed info, then displays it. The mid-level software that connects the script and the database is called a database management system and among the most widely used ones is MySQL. The latter is frequently used simply because it works on a number of platforms (Linux, Windows, UNIX) and with numerous scripting languages (Python, Perl, PHP, Java), not mentioning its amazing effectiveness even with big databases. A lot of widely used platforms including Joomla or WordPress use MySQL databases to store their content.
MySQL 5 Databases in Shared Web Hosting
The in-house built Hepsia CP that comes with our shared web hosting will permit you to take care of all your MySQL databases without difficulty. It requires just a couple of clicks to set up a brand new database and with one more click you could back it up if you'd like to have a copy before you update your site, for example. You shall be able to modify 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'll be able to connect to the database remotely so as to make sure that unauthorized people won't be able to access your data. If you would like to see the database content or modify any cell or table from the Control Panel, you may use phpMyAdmin, a powerful web-based interface. Using any of our script-driven applications shall also be super easy as our script installer will set up a database for the script which you have picked automatically.