All script apps including forums or e-stores store their info inside a database - a collection of cells and tables containing the site info like items, prices, comments, and many others. When you open a specific page, the script connects to the database and retrieves the necessary info, then displays it. The mid-level software that connects the script and the database is known as a database management system and amongst the most widely used ones is MySQL. The latter is commonly used because it can run on various platforms (Linux, Windows, UNIX) and with numerous scripting languages (Java, Perl, Python, PHP), not mentioning its great efficiency even with massive databases. Lots of popular platforms including WordPress or Joomla™ work with MySQL databases to keep their content.
MySQL 5 Databases in Cloud Website Hosting
The in-house built Hepsia Control Panel included with our Linux cloud website hosting packages
allows you to manage all your MySQL databases effortlessly. It requires only a couple of mouse clicks to create 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 web site, for instance. You shall be able to change the password, delete 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 make sure that unauthorized people shall not be able to access your info. If you'd like to see the database content or change any cell or table via the CP, you can use phpMyAdmin, an excellent web-based interface. Using any of our script-driven applications shall also be super easy as our script installer will create a database for the script you have chosen automatically.