All script apps like forums or online shops save their info inside a database - a group of cells and tables containing the site data including items, prices, comments, and so on. Anytime you open a certain page, the script connects to the database and retrieves the specified info, then shows it. The intermediary software which connects the script and the database is called a database management system and one of the most well-known ones is MySQL. The latter is frequently used because it functions on several platforms (Linux, UNIX, Windows) and with a range of scripting languages (Python, Perl, PHP, Java), not mentioning its fantastic effectiveness even with huge databases. Many well-known platforms such as Joomla or WordPress use MySQL databases to store their content.
MySQL 5 Databases in Semi-dedicated Servers
You will be able to use any script that requires MySQL with all of our semi-dedicated plans due to the fact that we have the most current version set up on all machines - MySQL 5. Through our in-house built Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, you'll be able to easily set up or erase a database, change its password, back it up with a single click or check the hourly and daily access statistics for it. If you want to handle the content of a database directly, not via a script, you will have two options - either employing the web interface of the phpMyAdmin tool, that's available inside the CP, or using an app set up on your computer considering the fact that we support remote database access. For the abovementioned option, you will have to add your IP address via the hosting account first as an extra level of safety against unauthorized access to your data.