MySQL is the world's most
popular Open Source Database, designed for speed, power and precision in mission
critical, heavy load use. The product is available at zero price under the GNU
General Public License (GPL). NetRegister offer to his customers dedicated
servers running the MySQL database at the address http://mysql.your-domain-name.com
as an option with a Unix website
hosting account, a MySQL database, used with PHP
scripting is a tried and tested web designer's favourite for building dynamic
websites. The MySQL/PHP combination is ideally suited to solving those problems
posed by web site designs that are not scalable, maintainable, or technically
feasible using conventional HTML authoring techniques. MySQL provides a fast,
reliable and easy-to-use database solution that is ideal for retrieving product
information and storing customer information.
install MySQL databases only under Unix operating systems, but you can download
you Win32 version for your personal use from the official
For security purposes, NetRegister
does not allow remote connections to the MySQL database server. However, you can
connect to your MySQL databases via PHP as well as Perl using DBI and/or the MySQL
Perl modules, both of which are provided on your account.
This service is already included into the Unlimited
Hosting Plans provided with the Additional
Services. To start the service please go in your Domain
Control Panel and click on Advanced Servers link, and follow the instructions.
The MySQL account parameters will be sent immediatly to your preferred
email. This service will be added to the Base Services already included with the
The MySQL database
server embodies an ingenious software architecture that maximises speed and customisability.
Extensive reuse of pieces of code within the software and an ambition to produce
minimalistic but functionally rich features have resulted in a database management
system unmatched in speed, compactness, stability and ease of deployment. The
unique separation of the core server from the table handler makes it possible
to run MySQL under strict transaction control or with ultrafast transactionless
disk access, whichever is most appropriate for the situation.
MySQL is the most popular open source database server in the world with more than
4 million installations powering websites, datawarehouses, business applications,
logging systems and more. Customers such as Yahoo! Finance, MP3.com, Motorola,
NASA, Silicon Graphics, and Texas Instruments use the MySQL server in mission-critical
Below are some links to MySQL documentation,
tutorials, and mailing lists relating to MySQL: