MySQL Databases can be used on our web hosting service by PHP as well as ASP or ASP.NET. This is a great alternative to using MSSQL on Windows because it comes free with all our hosting account. Our knowledgebase has an article about how to use MySQL Database from an ASP script.
MySQL Server Separation
To provide the best performance for our customer's applications and databases, Quadra Hosting runs its database servers on separate physical machines, and not on the same machines that act as a web server.
This configuration also provides better performance for our web servers, because they can utilise the entire server's resources without having to share it with other applications.
It makes our hosting service faster and more robust compared to other hosts who normally run everything on the same server.
Daily Backup and Data Archival
When you utilise our MySQL and web hosting service, you can be sure that your databases and tables are backed up on a daily basis by us to ensure that you will never lose any data. Our backups are done daily and several copies are kept to allow you to rollback your database to as far as 7 days back.
Web Based Database Management with PhpMyAdmin
You can manage your MySQL databases and tables using the popular PhpMyAdmin utility provided by Quadra Hosting.
Command Line Interface for Advanced Users
The shell access facility on our Unix Hosting allows you to backup, restore and manage your MySQL databases using MySQL's command line utilities such as mysql, mysqldump etc.
The MySQL database server is the world's most popular open source database. Its architecture makes it extremely fast and easy to customize. Extensive reuse of code within the MySQL database server software and a minimalistic approach to producing functionally-rich features has resulted in a database management system unmatched in speed, compactness, stability and ease of deployment. The unique separation of the core server from the storage engine makes it possible to run with strict transaction control or with ultra-fast transactionless disk access, whichever is most appropriate for the situation.