mysql hosting provider
mysql is one of the most popular web based database systems. We provide mysql hosting servives.
It is fairly easy to use and most importantly, there are numerous usefull open-source packages out there that use mysql. At Computer Engineering Inc., we recommend that users use postgreSQL hosting instead of mysql hosting for many reasons. All our shared packages include mysql and/or postgreSQL for no extra charge.
mysql hosting versus postgreSQL hosting
mysql hosting has some drawbacks including slower speed, poor security, lack of scalability, and poor backup. postgreSQL is an older, and more mature relational database. Recent postgreSQL benchmarks prove its superior speed.
In using mysql on a shared web hosting service, all other users on that server that use mysql can see and sometimes amnipulate the tables in your mysql database when using mysql hosting. This is a very poor security arrangement, and can cause a risk to your data, and data structures. postgreSQL, on the other hand, uses the operating system for table security, so users cannot peek at other users data, or data structures unless granted to do so.
postgreSQL can be scaled up to larger data volumes due to its ability to be saved as a binary backup. This is crucial for larger data volumes since backing up and restoring from regular ASCII sql scripts take too much space.
Open Source with mysql
Many open source projects need mysql hosting due to its popularity. you may also notice, that many give an option to use other database systems such as postgreSQL. We recommend that users choose postgreSQL for the reasons listed above.
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