Database hosting is where a server that stores and manages databases is located off site at a hosting company.So how can it works?
The hosting company provides access to the Internet and leases the use of the database hosting server.
The Internet has substantially increased the demand for database hosting as more companies look to make their databases available to customers, vendors and employees.
Database hosting also requires that the database be available everyday so the choice of database hosting provider is critical as well. Unfortunately trying to catch a database hosting provider that is qualified is difficult.
This is very important we get the database server configured correctly the first time. This configuration will determine how well the database performs, how secure the data remains, how easy it will be to increase the throughput, and how easy it will be to backup.
Our database hosting provider must be familiar with the requirements of our database program. Many hosting providers are familiar with web hosting, but have little experience with database hosting, particularly in complex clusters.
A database is much more dynamic than a web site and the security of the data is much more important, so our database hosting provider must be technically skilled.
There can be big value to having a database available on the Internet, but only if our database hosting provider can properly configure and maintain it.
Database management involves both a computer program that allows multiple users to utilize a database at the same time and technical resources to configure and maintain the database server.
The computer program that provides database management is typically called a database management system. A database management system allows multiple users to access and modify the data in a database.