When you sign up with a web hosting company, usually one of the selling points they offer is how many free MySQL databases are included with the plan. MySQL is a type of database management system that uses a “Structured Query Language” (SQL) and is owned by Oracle Corp, but in its basic form is freeware provided to the general public for developing databases and storing information.
The data you store could be anything. Blog post information. Product description and prices. And even private and sensitive client data. With this in mind you need to consider the security of your data on your web host’s MySQL server. Is it secure enough to prevent data theft?