MySQL design

MySQL is very fast, easy to use and reliable, and is unsurprisingly the world's most popular open source database software. It is chosen by individual web designers right through to the world's largest and fastest-growing companies.

Well known as the 'M' in LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP / Perl / Python), MySQL is an ingredient of this collective that offers an alternative to the proprietary Microsoft options. Naturally, it is lower cost but importantly for many, it gives freedom from platform lock-in.

  • The world's first choice and popularly used database for online applications
  • Both affordable and available everywhere
  • Easy to use
  • Consistently improved while continuing to be fast, secure and reliable
  • Fun to use and improve
  • Bug free

The Top 10 reasons to use MySQL:

  1.  Scalability and flexibility
  2.  High performance
  3.  High availability
  4.  Robust transactional support
  5.  Web and data warehouse strengths
  6.  Strong data protection
  7.  Comprehensive application development
  8.  Management ease
  9.  Open source freedom and 24 x 7 support
  10.  Lowest total cost of ownership

MySQL replication services for high availability

Effectively managing and storing your data is vital to your online success. That's why UKFast provides a reliable and flexible MySQL data management system. Our advanced replication services enable you to spread loads, data reads and writes across multiple servers, ensuring high availability.

Choice of active-passive or active-active MySQL replication:

Active-Active: This system uses two active servers both of which are always online. If one of your dedicated servers fail there is another with the exact same data ready to take over. This ensures higher availability for your data and reduces the possibility of data loss.

Active-Passive: In this case one dedicated server is the active which performs frontline data services. All data is also replicated to the passive server as a second tier storage system.


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