You deal with data every day…
When you want to listen to your favorite songs, you open your playlist from your smartphone. In this case, the playlist is a database.
When you take a photo and upload it to your account in a social network like Facebook, your photo gallery is a database.
When you browse an e-commerce website to buy shoes, clothes, etc., you use the shopping cart database.
Databases are everywhere. So what is a database? By definition, a database is simply a structured collection of data.
MySQL is a relational database management system based on SQL – Structured Query Language. The application is used for a wide range of purposes, including data warehousing, e-commerce, and logging applications.
The most common use for MySQL is for the purpose of a web database. It can be used to store anything from a single record of information to an entire inventory of available products for an online store.
In association with a scripting language such as PHP or Perl (both offered on our hosting accounts) it is possible to create websites which will interact in real-time with a MySQL database to rapidly display categorized and searchable information to a website user.