If you use a script-driven platform for your site, it stores its info within a database and the bigger the site becomes, the more info it stores. As an illustration, if you start an electronic store, the size of the database which the e-commerce script uses will increase as you add more items. The exact same applies for a forum script - the more users which register and the more responses they publish, the larger the database. If your Internet sites become more popular or you just want to add more content, this might turn into a problem in case that your web hosting account has limited database space. The exact effect of hitting the limit shall be depends on the script - the Internet site can perform correctly, but you may not be able to add any new information; the website may be displayed with errors; or, in the worst scenario, your whole site could simply go offline.

MySQL Database Storage in Shared Hosting

We use an innovative cloud hosting platform and all databases created in the shared hosting accounts on it are handled by a different cluster of web servers, so we've made a decision to not limit the total space they can take. Any database in an account may be of any size, so the expansion of your Internet sites will not be restricted, as we can keep connecting additional web servers to the cluster if needed for providing both more space and better load balancing. If you run a discussion board, for example, you'll not need to worry that too many users could join or that they might post far too many comments. Using our custom-made Hepsia CP, you will be able to export or import a database of any size easily. If you face any issues with this task, you can check our help articles and video lessons or you may communicate with our tech support team, which is available 24/7/365, including weekends & holidays.

MySQL Database Storage in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The semi-dedicated hosting that we offer use a custom cloud platform where the files, databases and emails are handled by their own clusters of web servers. Basically, if you use this type of plan, you will no longer need to worry about the size of your databases because there is virtually no restriction for the database space - we may keep adding as many hard drives or entire web servers to the cluster as required. Therefore, any MySQL-based Internet site that you host in the semi-dedicated account can develop without any restrictions. With the phpMyAdmin tool, which could be accessed from the Hepsia hosting CP, you shall be able to import or export your databases with a few clicks irrespective of how large they are. In case you do not have previous experience with such matters, you could always ask our tech support for assistance.