In comparison with a static HTML Internet site where all content is on the actual website pages, any script-driven website gathers all its information in a database. A few examples of such websites are a WordPress blog or an OpenCart electronic commerce portal - in both cases, item listings, rates, blog posts, user responses etc are gathered in the database and not inside the actual script files. The more the content you add, the bigger the database gets and if your hosting plan has some limit for the maximum size a database can have, your Internet site may not work correctly when you reach that limit. The results can vary from inability to include new data to improperly working website or even the site showing nothing but error messages and not being online at all.
MySQL Database Storage in Web Hosting
We use a cutting-edge cloud web hosting platform and all databases created in the web hosting accounts on it are handled by an independent cluster of web servers, so we've made a decision not to limit the total space they could take. Each database inside an account may be of any size, so the expansion of your Internet sites will not be constrained, given that we could keep attaching extra servers to the cluster if required for providing both more space and better load balancing. In case you run a discussion board, for example, you'll not have to worry that way too many users could join or that they may post way too many comments. Using our custom Hepsia Control Panel, you'll be able to export and import a database of any size easily. If you encounter any issues with this task, you can look at our help articles and video lessons or you may communicate with our support crew, that is available 24x7x365, including holidays and weekends.
MySQL Database Storage in Semi-dedicated Servers
The semi-dedicated hosting plans that we provide use a custom cloud platform in which the files, databases and emails are managed by their own clusters of machines. Basically, when you use such a plan, you will no longer have to worry about the size of your databases due to the fact that there's virtually no restriction for the database space - we can keep adding as many HDDs or whole servers to the cluster as required. Consequently, any MySQL-based web site which you host in the semi-dedicated account can grow without any limits. With the phpMyAdmin instrument, which could be accessed from the Hepsia Internet hosting CP, you will be able to import or export your databases with a couple of mouse clicks regardless how big they are. In case you don't have previous experience with such matters, you could always ask our tech support for assistance.