MySQL is one of the most popular web based database systems. We provide mysql hosting services, and phpmyadmin and our database wizard in our cPanel web hosting control panel.
It is fairly easy to use and most importantly, there are numerous useful open-source packages out there that use MySQL by default. At Computer Engineering Inc., we recommend that users look at using postgreSQL hosting instead of MySQL hosting for many reasons. Most of 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.
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 including wordpress, use 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.