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What Is a MySQL Database

When you own a website that collects data from your visitors. It can be tedious to save the data on your end. Unless there’s a major network or server problem than saving it will be the solution. But you don’t have to do all that. Thanks to technology, you can now save data for your web hosting using a database.

Which we’ll discuss in this article. You’ll learn what is a MySQL database, why using MySQL database is important, and how to access and create it.

What Is a MySQL Database

Before we define MySQL, let’s define a database.


A database is a collection of structured data. For example, you push a button to take a photo. Your photo is the data and your phone’s gallery is your database. So, a database is a place in which data is stored and organized. These data are stored in a data group that is related called tables. And every table is related in some way.


MySQL is a database system used on the web and you can use it on multiple platforms. It allows you to manage relational databases. MySQL is an open-source software backed by Oracle. And is ideal to use for both small and large business.

How many MySQL databases can you have?

The answer is, it depends on your Web Hosting plan. Each of our Web Hosting plans has different limits, but they can be upgraded at any time within your Account Manager.

If you want to add more MySQL databases to your hosting account without changing hosting plan, visit our linked guide Add Mysql Databases To Your Web Hosting to learn more.

For more information visit our Hosting Plan page. To add more MySQL databases to your Hosting Account without changing your Hosting Plan please follow the guide below.

Why Use MySQL Database

Databases are useful for storing information categorically. For example, your website may collect the following data from your customers online:

  • Customer No.
  • Name
  • Email
  • Phone Number

And you can use the MySQL database to store and access this information real-time if you need to display this information upon customer’s query if they need the information. You can access the MySQL database to follow the steps below.

How to Access MySQL Database

Follow the steps below to access MySQL Database via your Hosting Manager.

Step 1. Log in to your cPanel.

Step 2. Scroll down to the Database tab, then click the MySQL Database option.

Or if you want to create a database and add a user for the first time click the MySQL Database Wizard option.

You can manage a user’s MySQL privilege by following the steps in this linked guide. Please let us know if you need any further assistance, or if you have any questions. We’d love to help!

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