MySQL is one of the most widespread database admin systems available. A database is a group of cells with data which are organized in tables and the control system is the piece of software that links the information to a script application. For example, a forum stores all usernames, avatars, posts and so on in a database and each time a site visitor opens a given thread, the forum script connects to the database and “calls” the content that should be displayed on a certain page. MySQL is extremely popular because of its terrific performance, simplicity of use and the fact that it can function with a lot of popular scripting languages including PHP, Python, Perl, etcetera. All dynamic Internet sites which are built with a script-driven app require some form of database and many of the most widely used ones including Joomla™, Moodle, Mambo and WordPress employ MySQL.
MySQL 5 Databases in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You'll be able to use any script that requires MySQL with each of our Linux semi-dedicated packages as we have the most up-to-date version installed on all servers - MySQL 5. Using our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP, you shall be able to swiftly create or delete a database, modify its password, back it up with one click or check the hourly and daily access statistics for it. If you'd like to handle the content of a database directly, not via a script, you'll have two options - either working with the web interface of the phpMyAdmin tool, which is available in the CP, or using an app installed on your PC as we support remote database access. For the latter option, you will need to add your IP address from the hosting account first as an extra level of protection against unauthorized access to your information.