If you wish to have any newsgroups, message boards, forums etc. on your Web site you will need a database.

A database is a structured collection of data. It may be anything from a simple shopping list to a picture gallery or vast amounts of information in a corporate network. To add, access and process data stored in a computer database, you need a database management system such as MySQL.

When buying a Personal hosting plan from ICDSoft, you get two MySQL databases, which you can easily manage through the online phpMyAdmin Database Manager, found in the Control Panel. With our Business plan, six MySQL databases are included.