(The Hosting News) – Linux hosting provider www.A2Hosting.com has announced that they have upgraded to MySQL 5.1 Hosting (http://www.a2hosting.com/database/mysql-hosting) on each new web hosting package. MySQL is the world’s most used Open Source database. One of its primary uses is as the database backend for popular software solutions including WordPress, Drupal, Joomla and many more. The primary improvements found in MySQL 5.1 include partitioning capability, row-based replication and an event scheduler.
Each A2 Hosting web hosting package comes with the award winning and easy to use cPanel control panel. cPanel offers a number of features that make it easy to manage MySQL databases. One such tool is PHPMyAdmin. PHPMyAdmin is used to create, edit, delete or execute statements within a MySQL database. Other MySQL tools found in cPanel are a MySQL database wizard and remote MySQL.
MySQL is often used with the scripting language PHP for web development purposes. A2 Hosting’s web hosting packages offer customers their choice of which PHP version they would like to use. In addition to the default PHP 5.2 with Zend Optimizer option, customers can also choose between PHP 5.2 with Suhosin and PHP 5.3. Users looking to change the version of PHP used with their account can do so with ease within cPanel.
A2 Hosting’s Operations Manager Tim Farmer commented on the update: “Our customers are serious developers with serious needs for stable web development tools. MySQL 5.1 is a great example and we support it”