SQL databases

Improve performance for your websites using optional MySQL, MariaDB or PostgreSQL databases.


Choose the optional SQL database to suit your needs

To improve performance for your websites, we offer additional MySQL, MariaDB or PostgreSQL databases. Two solutions are available. The Start SQL databases have been designed to increase the potential of web hosting plans. Private SQL databases can meet requirements for performance, and freedom in terms of configuration. They also offer you the ability to create as many databases as you like.

Which databases are already included in web hosting plans?

MySQL (shared): 1x 200 MB
MySQL (shared): 3x 400 MB + 1x 2 GB
Databases (local): unlimited (MySQL + MongoDB)
MySQL (shared): 3x 800 MB + 1x 4 GB + MySQL (Private) 1x 512 MB
Personal Hosting : MySQL (shared): 1x 200 MB
Professional Hosting : MySQL (shared): 3x 400 MB + 1x 2 GB
Cloud Web hosting : Databases (local): unlimited (MySQL + MongoDB)
Performance web hosting : MySQL (shared): 3x 800 MB + 1x 4 GB + MySQL (Private) 1x 512 MB
Nb: To get Private SQL and Start SQL options, you must already have a web hosting plan.

Private SQL

Private databases, designed to increase the performance of web hosting plans, and offer freedom in terms of configuration.
512 MB RAM

Dedicated, guaranteed RAM
32 GB storage
MySQL 5.6 / 5.7
MariaDB 10.1
or PostgreSQL 9.4 / 9.5 / 9.6
Automatic backups
Up to 200 concurrent connections
SFTP access...
£4.58
 ex. VAT/month
1 GB RAM

Dedicated, guaranteed RAM
16 GB storage
MySQL 5.6 / 5.7
MariaDB 10.1
or PostgreSQL 9.4 / 9.5 / 9.6
Automatic backups
Up to 200 concurrent connections
SFTP access...
£7.63
 ex. VAT/month
2 GB RAM

Dedicated, guaranteed RAM
32 GB storage
MySQL 5.6 / 5.7
MariaDB 10.1
or PostgreSQL 9.4 / 9.5 / 9.6
Automatic backups
Up to 200 concurrent connections
SFTP access...
£15.27
 ex. VAT/month
4 GB RAM

Dedicated, guaranteed RAM
64 GB storage
MySQL 5.6 / 5.7
MariaDB 10.1
or PostgreSQL 9.4 / 9.5 / 9.6
Automatic backups
Up to 200 concurrent connections
SFTP access...
£30.56
 ex. VAT/month

The advantages of Private SQL databases

  • 512 MB - 4 GB guaranteed RAM
  • Automatic daily backups
  • Up to 200 concurrent connections
  • SFTP access
  • MySQL 5.5 / 5.6 / 5.7 - MariaDB 10.1 - PostgreSQL 9.4 / 9.5 / 9.6
  • Freedom in terms of configuration

MySQL, MariaDB or PostgreSQL

Choose the database that best suits your needs, then use PhpMyAdmin or PhpPgAdmin to manage it.

More RAM, for increased performance

With more RAM, data can be pre-loaded, and will be even more available compared to reading a hard drive.

AutoCommit, innodbBufferPoolSize, maxAllowedPacket, maxConnections, tmpdir

Features

PHPMyAdmin/PgMyAdmin available by default

The most famous interfaces for managing your databases on a PHP server. With PHPMyadmin/PgMyAdmin, you can accept the formulation of SQL requests directly in SQL language. You can test your requests, for example, when you create a website - and save a lot of valuable time!

200 server connections/50 connections per user

Your SQL server SQL gives you 100 connections per server and a maximum of 50 connections per user.

Automatic daily backups (for Private SQL plans only)

Put your mind at ease, as OVH creates automatic daily backups of all your databases. You can easily find and download them from your Control Panel.

Retrieve logs for Private SQL instance

A query that takes too long to close can block other queries, increasing the overall response time for your entire database. The logs will allow you to identify slow queries, so that you can optimise your tables and requests. This way, you can avoid getting "too many connections" errors - which can appear frequently when connections to your database have not been closed, and begin to accumulate.


Manage and track your databases in your Control Panel

Find general information and actions enabling you to manage your MySQL option. For Private MySQL options, you can view statistics on RAM usage and active connections.

Start SQL

Shared MySQL databases
Size: 100 MB

MySQL 5.5 / 5.6
A maximum of 30 concurrent connections per database
Backups included
£3.00
 ex. VAT/month
Size: 200 MB

MySQL 5.5 / 5.6
A maximum of 30 concurrent connections per database
Backups included
£6.00
 ex. VAT/month
Size: 400 MB

MySQL 5.5 / 5.6
A maximum of 30 concurrent connections per database
Backups included
£3.00
 ex. VAT/month
Size: 800 MB

MySQL 5.5 / 5.6
A maximum of 30 concurrent connections per database
Backups included
£6.00
 ex. VAT/month
NB: To get the Start SQL option, you must already have a web hosting plan.
MySQL version 5.6, available in the Gravelines datacentre only.