What is MySQL?

MySQL is a relational database management system developed by the Swedish company MySQL AB and is a product of Oracle.

MySQL is a relational database management system. Relational databases store data in different tables instead of putting all data in a large warehouse, which results in an increase of speed and flexibility.

The SQL language used by MySQL is the most commonly used standardized language for accessing databases. MySQL software adopts a dual authorization policy, divided into community version and commercial version. Small and medium-sized website development choose MySQL as the website database of choice, due to its small size, high speed, low total cost of ownership, and characteristics of open source,

21YunBox provides one-click hosting and operation and maintenance free solutions for your MySQL database.


How to Create a MySQL Database?

  1. Signup on 21YunBox
  2. Select “Database” in the console
  3. Then click “Add Database”
  4. Use the following values during creation
Options Explanation
Database Give the currently created database instance a name
Database name The name of the database when connecting to the database. If not specified, the system will automatically generate it.
Database Username The username of the database when connecting to the database. If not specified, the system will automatically generate it.

Note: Database name and Database user name cannot be changed being created.

You will find that in the above configuration, the database password is not filled in. This is because the system will automatically generate it and no additional filling is required.

Create a MySQL database and Show Configuration Screenshots
Create a MySQL database and Show Configuration Screenshots


How to Connect to the Database Remotely?

In most cases, we connect to the database to add, delete, modify or search and other actions are connected by code. We have automatically spliced ​​the URL connected to the database, you only need to paste it to complete the configuration and use.


How to Connect to the Database Under the Intranet?

Under the intranet of 21YunBox, you can directly use database URL to connect.

For details, please refer to the database connection section:

 Screenshot of MySQL after creation
Screenshot of MySQL after creation


How to Connect to the Database Under the External Network?

In the external network of 21YunBox, you can use the client tools of the visual interface such as DBeaver, or MySQL Workbench, or directly use command line to connect.


How to Backup the Database?

21YunBox provides a free 7-day cloud database backup, which is stored on a multi-backup cloud disk in .sql.gz format on a daily basis.

A sample screenshot of the MySQL backup file after creation
A sample screenshot of the MySQL backup file after creation