All script apps such as forums or web stores store their information within a database - a set of cells and tables that contains all of the website data including items, prices, comments, etc. Each time you open a specific page, the script connects to the database and retrieves the required information, then shows it. The mid-level 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 widely used as it functions on a variety of platforms (UNIX, Linux, Windows) and with a range of scripting languages (Python, PHP, Perl, Java), not mentioning its great performance even with big databases. A lot of well-known platforms such as Joomla or WordPress use MySQL databases to keep their content.

MySQL 5 Databases in Shared Web Hosting

Starting or editing a MySQL database is going to be really easy with any of our shared web hosting plans. This can be done via our feature-rich Hepsia CP where you can set up or remove a database, create a backup with a single mouse click or employ the efficient phpMyAdmin software instrument to modify cells and tables or import an entire database if you are moving a script-driven website from another hosting company. You could also enable remote access to any database in your account and choose from what IP addresses the connection shall be established, to guarantee the safety of your data. If you decide to take advantage of any of the script platforms that we offer with our script installer, you'll not have to do anything because our system will set up a new database and link it to the website automatically. If you experience any problems to control your databases, you should check our help articles and instructional videos or get hold of our tech support team.