The WebDB servers provide a MySQL based relational database management system (RDBMS) for UVM affiliates. MySQL is the world's most popular open source database.
It provides most of the features of database servers such as Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, or DB2, while often performing much faster. Most databases on WebDB are used for dynamic web applications such as blogs, news sites, and forums, but you can use your database however you like.
Stability & Data Recovery
WebDB is composed of multiple servers so that quick service migration can occur for maintenance or in case problems arise. Daily database backups and real-time query logs allow your data to be restored to a previous point in time, should information be accidentally lost or corrupted.
To gain WebDB access, visit My Accounts & Databases and authenticate with the NetID and password that will own your WebDB accounts.
You will be provisioned three WebDB accounts:
- An account that can read your data but not change it.
- An account that can update your data but not alter or remove the tables.
- An account with full privileges to your data.
You can use MySQL commands, or phpMyAdmin to manage your existing databases.
Using & Connecting
MySQL libraries are available for all popular programming languages. It also works with ODBC-compliant applications such as Microsoft Access. For you protection, WebDB is only accessible from the UVM campus network or a VPN connection into the campus network.
Big data accomodations
We have a seperate WebDB service specially tuned for those with particularly large data sets. Contact Systems Architecture & Administration for more information.