MySQL Web Hosting:

MySQL is a very fast and robust database management system. A database allows you to store, search, sort and retrieve the data efficiently. MySQL server controls access to your data to ensure that multiple users can work simultaneously with them.

Therefore, MySQL is a multi-user server (more users) and multi-thread (more threads). It uses SQL (Structured Query Language), standard query language of databases worldwide.

MySQL has been available since 1996, but its development history started in 1979. It won several times Linux Journal Readers Choice Award (Readers’ Prize) and is available as an Open Source license, but commercial licenses are available if needed.

How important is MySQL for my site?

One can say that the answer “very important” is not sufficiently probative, because developing a business on the Internet right now is virtually impossible without MySQL included in the standard package of web hosting. You have to understand that MySQL is vitally important for any web business, regardless of its magnitude.

The best companies that offer web hosting services with unlimited databases are listed below.

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Bluehost

$3.95

Unlimited

Unlimited
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iPage

$2.95

Unlimited

Unlimited
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HostMetro

$1.95

Unlimited

Unlimited
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PHP and MySQL

When a website is created with database means that it allows its content to be stored in the database and be drawn dynamically to create web pages that can be viewed using web browsers. At one end the visitor uses a web browser and loads https://www.example-mysql.com/ and expects to see an HTML page. At the other end we have the site content found in one or more tables in a MySQL database that knows how to return data only on SQL query (SQL).

PHP scripting language is the intermediate layer connecting the two ends. Using PHP, you can write the logical presentation of the site as normal HTML templates. Use PHP code to connect to the database where it exists into the templates and, using SQL queries, return and display the information in the template.

Logical steps of the visitor flow – PHP – MySQL are listed below:

1. Visitor enter an URL into a web browser;

2. Web server (Apache, Tomcat, IIS or any server) acknowledges the request for a PHP script and executes a PHP internal plugin to parse the script before answering the request;

3. Some commands PHP connects to MySQL database and ask for web page content (with SQL commands – queries);

4. MySQL database responds by sending the content requested from PHP script;

5. PHP script stores the result in one or more variables, and uses echo function to display the content on the Web page;

6. Php plugin ends the script execution and provides a copy of HTML Web server;

7. Web server sends HTML to the web browser as a static HTML would do it, the only difference being that the content comes from the database.