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Keep full SSH root access to the underlying machines, and install custom software agents.
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Install custom plugins to accommodate your needs with no restrictions.
Use any instance type to match your workload, and use with Local SSD: EC2: I3.x, C5d.x, Azure: L4.x
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Use special high performance SSD-based deployments on Azure, GCP or AWS for high read and write MySQL deployment throughput.
Encrypt MySQL "data at rest" using volume encryption, and enable the encryption of your backups.
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Create new MySQL databases and users in seconds from the easy-to-use creation wizard.
Generate heat maps of your MySQL slow queries on-demand or through a custom schedule to identify queries that need indexes.
Dynamically scale your Azure, GCP, AWS or DigitalOcean servers CPU, memory, and disk size (IOPS) with zero downtime.
Monitor all of your MySQL and operating system (OS) metrics, and define custom alerts on any metric.
Lock down access with Azure or AWS Security Groups at the protocol and port access level to protect your database from the internet.
Get free backups in our Dedicated Hosting plan, and automate through a backup schedule or perform anytime on-demand.
Automate failovers using industry standard high availability (HA) frameworks for MySQL on Azure, GCP, AWS and DigitalOcean.
Deploy MySQL in private clouds, Azure VNET or AWS/GCP VPC, and link to your on-premise IT infrastructure for hybrid cloud deployments.
Get fully managed upgrades to the MySQL version of your choice on your own schedule.
Setup real-time alerts on your MySQL, InnoDB, replication and OS metrics, and customize your thresholds and notifications.
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Keep your data size in check with monthly and on-demand log rotations performed by our expert team of MySQL engineers.
Restore MySQL backups with a single click, and automate all the steps to get your system up and running.
Create and manage enterprise-grade MySQL firewall rules to protect your deployments against cybersecurity attacks.
Enable SSL-based access, encrypt your data "at rest" for compliance, and setup fully encrypted backups.
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MySQL is a relational database management system, and the world's most popular open source database. With its proven performance, reliability and ease-of-use, MySQL has become the leading database choice for web-based applications, used by high profile web properties including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Yahoo! and many more.
MySQL is well known for its exceptional specialization of OLTP (online transaction processing) transactions, and is also commonly used in social networks, ecommerce websites, SaaS (software-as-a-service) applications, and government applications. Most website servers in the world today are run on MySQL.
As an open source technology, MySQL is free to use with no licensing costs. It is commonly known for being the most secure and reliable database management system, along with flexible, on-demand scalability, high performance, high availability, and transactional support ideal for production environments.
A fully managed MySQL hosting service is more than just hosting - it handles all of your time-consuming management, monitoring, and maintenance operations with free 24/7 support so you can focus on your product. This allows your team to automate backups, customize cluster configurations, and analyze slow queries so they can improve your application performance.
It's best practice to host MySQL through the same cloud service provider you use for your website or application hosting, and setup your master MySQL server in the same region to avoid latency issues between your database and application. Azure is the go-to cloud provider for organizations running on a Microsoft infrastructure, and AWS is commonly used by organizations leveraging Amazon products. Both AWS and Azure are available through ScaleGrid MySQL hosting. Apart from Azure and AWS, you can also host ScaleGrid MySQL on Google Cloud Platform as well as DigitalOcean if you prefer those hosting providers.
Websites and applications providing dynamic content, or collecting information from their users require databases to store, retrieve, and collect their data. In order for this data to be accessible, you have to host your database through a server. MySQL hosting is a great option because it's a free open source database and can easily be hosted in the cloud on high performing dedicated servers.
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