Compared with a static HTML Internet site where all content is on the actual pages of the site, any script-driven site collects its data inside a database. A few examples of such Internet sites are a WordPress blog or an OpenCart e-commerce portal - in both cases, item listings, prices, blog posts, user reviews etc are collected in the database and not inside the actual script files. The more the information you add, the bigger the database becomes and if your hosting package has some limit for the maximum size a database could have, your website might not function correctly once you hit that limit. The effects can vary from being unable to add new information to improperly performing website or even the website displaying only error messages and not being accessible at all.

MySQL Database Storage in Shared Web Hosting

We use a state-of-the-art cloud Internet hosting platform and all databases set up in the shared web hosting accounts on it are handled by a different cluster of servers, so we have made the decision to not limit the total space they could take. Any database inside an account could be of any size, so the development of your sites won't be limited, as we could keep attaching more and more servers to the cluster if required for providing both more space and much better load balancing. If you run a discussion board, for example, you will not need to worry that way too many users could join or that they might post way too many comments. When you take advantage of our custom Hepsia CP, you will be able to export and import a database of any size easily. If you face any issues with this task, you can look at our help articles and instructional videos or you can communicate with our support crew, that's available 24/7, including holidays and weekends.

MySQL Database Storage in Semi-dedicated Servers

The semi-dedicated servers we offer use a custom cloud platform where the files, databases and emails are handled by their own clusters of servers. Basically, if you use such a plan, you’ll no longer need to worry about the size of your databases due to the fact that there's practically no restriction for the database space - we can keep adding as many HDDs or whole servers to the cluster as needed. As a result, any MySQL-based site that you host inside the semi-dedicated account can easily develop without any limitations. With the phpMyAdmin software instrument, which could be accessed through the Hepsia Internet hosting Control Panel, you shall be able to import or export your databases with a few mouse clicks regardless of how large they are. If you don't have previous experience with such matters, you can always ask our tech support team for assistance.