If you thinking to install MySql in your laptop or personal computer as local MySql Server, then MySql based hosting is a right decision. If you doing some serious development on the top of MySql which involve more developers, you need a remote and dedicated MySql server so that your team or you may access it anytime, anywhere using internet.
Many web hosting companies offer MySql hosting with number of hosting plans. When you thinking to choose MySql hosting, you need to consider additional options beyond standard features like MySql version, storage, bandwidth, backup, server up time:
Unlimited MySql database with unlimited storage: This feature is too much important in case you want to scale up operations and creating additional MySql databases without getting charges.
For this you need to do serious research to compare the services of good number of web hosting providers before going forward with most suitable package.
Client Management Tools for database: It is very important to have a database client management tool because you will use to interact with MySql server on regular basis.
MySql client management tools which are being provided by hosting providers must be easy to use for DBA and intuitive and developers who work often are with MySql. Most of the hosting companies offer phpmyadmin as a default software tool to work with MySql database server.
Phpmyadmin tool is a free web based software which allows to perform various database tasks which includes uploading data, backing up data, executing query, so when you think to choose web hosting provider, just make sure that phpmyadmin is available.
A secure connection to MySql web server: If data is sensitive, then you need a very secure connection to MySql server. Ask web hosting provider to provide a secure shell tunnel.
Features of MySql Hosting
MySQL Server Separation: To give best performance to the client’s databases and applications web hosting runs its servers on separate machines, and on same machines this act as a web server.
MySql separation configuration provides best performance for web servers because they utilise entire server’s resources without sharing with other applications. This makes hosting service robust and faster as compared to the other hosts who runs everything on same server.
Daily Archival and Data Backup: When you think to utilise MySql hosting service, you make sure that your tables and databases should be backed up on daily basis to ensure that you never loose any kind of data. Backups should be done on daily basis and several copies are kept to allow for rollback of your database of 7 days back.
- Web Based Database Management with PhpMyAdmin
- You can manage MSql tables and databases using popular PhpMyAdmin
- Command Line Interface for Advanced Users
Shell access facility on Unix Hosting allows to manage, restore and backup MySql database using MySql command line which utilities as mysqldump, mysql etc.