MySQL for the masses

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MySQL for the masses

A database is a database is a database. Well no, not really. And just as there are hundreds of control panels, there are also many, many different interfaces and means of accessing a MySQL database via web hosts. Some are almost completely automated and at the click of a few tick boxes a database will be created and all the details spewed forth. Others are so hidden and so difficult to use, it is no wonder that the web host clients turn to Install4Free for help. The allocation of databases within web hosting is a strange thing indeed too. Some free accounts offer unlimited amounts and yet some paying hosts not only restrict their clients to one database per account, but then also go onto charge exhorbitant amounts if a client chooses to opt for another. One I came across only this week charged £25 for each and every database over their one provided with the account. Additionally, quite a few web hosts do not provide access to phpmyadmin, other than to provide a door to the admin interface but locking out all of the important bits - like assigning users and allowing the ability to change passwords. Likewise, some will gladly ...

Why do I do it?

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Why do I do it?

I have been using WordPress since the days when it was still cracking open the egg. I have never been one of the elite WordPress 'club' and to be honest, never wanted to be. But I do like the product itself! I have used it in my employment, in my personal life, in an online business and even though I have never been involved in its development, I feel like I know my way around the wordpress code enough to get the most out of it. One area I have always been heavily involved in is helping others set it up and use it. Much of this has happened through personal emails and via the age old system of 'from someone who knows someone' etc. However, from late 2007, I have been an official team member of a service known simply as Install4Free. The weird part of all of this is I hardly know the other members, rarely ever having any personal contact with them via emails or other communication channels, and even though I commit much [as in lots and lots] of my life to helping out in this venture, overall it is a thankless and demanding scenario. It works like ...

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