A database is an organized collection of information usually arranged in tables. The information collected could be customer names, the products you sell or any other type of information that can be included in a table. A database allows you to store, retrieve and modify data easily and efficiently.
Databases have become an essential part of web site development. Web sites such as Amazon.com and Monster.com use databases to help you sort through and retrieve information about different products and jobs respectively.
We support MySQL database on our Linux platform.
The Linux Hosting Platform Database section consists of the following sections:
- What is SQL?
- What is MySQL?
- What database formats do you support?
- How do I connect to my database?
- Do you provide technical support for database management?
What is SQL?
SQL (Structured Query Language) is the most popular database language in use today. SQL is used to create database queries that take the form of commands. SQL queries enable you to select, insert, update and determine the location of data, among other tasks. MySQL and Microsoft® SQL Server™ utilize the SQL language.
What is MySQL?
MySQL is an open source relational database management system that utilizes the SQL database language. It is a multi-user, multi-threaded database server that provides speed, robustness and ease of use. Our MySQL databases (supported on the Linux platform) are hosted on a dedicated MySQL server to ensure better database processing and faster performance.
What database do you support?
Customers may use MySQL database in Linux.
How do I connect to my database?
When you request your database, you will specify the database name and password. You will then be given your database server name and the user name you should use to connect to the database. To access your MySQL database, you can use Perl DBI or the Mysql.pm module. We also provide phpMyAdmin to manage your MySQL database.
Do you provide technical support for database management?
We will help you connect to your database and assist you in troubleshooting database connection issues. We do not, however, assist you with building or managing your database.