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Which Databases do You Support on Your Linux Hosting Accounts?

Currently, you can only set up a MySQL database using Linux hosting accounts. For more...

Can I Use the Berkeley Database Engine With My MySQL Database?

You may use the Berkeley DB (BDB) storage engine in MySQL, however it is no longer...

Can I Connect to My Database Remotely?

No, we do not allow external connections to our database servers.

Connecting to MySQL Using PHP

There are two main steps to connecting to a MySQL database using PHP. First,...

What are the Methods for Backing up my MySQL Database?

There are two common methods for backing up the content in your MySQL database....

What is the Number of Maximum Connections Allowed to a Single MySQL Database?

We allow up to 50 simultaneous connections per MySQL user.

What MySQL Server Features are Disabled on my Shared Hosting Account?

Some MySQL database features are not enabled on our shared hosting servers. Below is a...

Which version of MySQL should I choose?

Normally, if you are beginning to use MySQL for the first time, or have no other...

What is an Access Database?

An Access database is a relational database contained in a single file that you can...

Do you restrict any features in MySQL 4.1/5.0?

Yes. In order to protect our shared servers we restrict the following features:...

What are the major differences between MySQL 4.0 and 4.1/5.0?

For a complete list of the changes from MySQL 4.0 to version 4.1, see the Official...

Is There a Size Limit on Linux MySQL Databases?

The MySQL database quota is subtracted from the disk space allocated to your hosting...

What are the new features available in MySQL 4.1?

Some of the new features in MySql 4.1 32 bit password hashing This will offer...

What version of MySQL are you currently running?

We support MySQL databases from version 4.0.27 through version 5.0. All new databases...

Are stored procedures supported in MySQL?

Stored procedures are supported in MySQL 5.0. A stored procedure is a set of SQL...

What Do I Do When I Receive a MySQL Local Connect Error?

Error Message: Warning: mysql_connect(): Can't connect to local MySQL server...

Managing Databases

Once you have set up a database with your hosting account, you can log in to your...

What Server I Should Use in My Code to Connect to My Database?

Do not use "localhost" as the hostname (or database server) for your...

What do I use for a host name when creating a MySQL database?

Do not use "localhost" as the hostname for your database-driven Web sites....

Setting up a MySQL Database for Your Web Site

MySQL is a database server that you can use in conjunction with PHP and other...

How do I Back up a MySQL Database?

You have two options when exporting your MySQL database. You can either export the...

Can I connect to my database remotely?

No, we do not allow external connections to our database servers .

Managing Databases

Once you have set up a database with your hosting account , you can log in to your...

Where can I find connection strings for my MySQL database?

Connection strings can be found in the Hosting Control Center. Log in to your...

How do I change the password for my MySQL database?

During the database setup process you chose a password for that database. You will...

How do I install/uninstall DSN in my MySQL Database?

During the database setup process you entered a description for that database. This...

How do I change the description of my MySQL database?

During the database setup process you entered a description for that database. This...

How do I import data into a MySQL database?

To Import a .SQL File Into a MySQL Database: Log in to your Account Manager ....

Where do I get the Database Publishing Wizard client?

The latest version of the Database Publishing Wizard (DPW) client is available from...

Creating a Basic Cron Job                

Cron is a standard Linux feature that allows you to schedule tasks, called...

Editing a Cron Job                

You can edit any saved Cron Job to change the frequency at which a specific task runs...

Enabling and Disabling a Cron Job                

When you create a Cron Job, it is automatically enabled. However, you can disable and...

Creating a Custom Cron Job                

Cron is a standard Linux feature that allows you to schedule tasks, called...

Deleting a Cron Job                

If you no longer want a specific Cron Job to run, you can delete it from your list of...