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Hosting Microsoft SQL Databases
(Windows accounts only)

 

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Microsoft SQL database is a database management system based on Windows platform. It allows you to add, access, and process stored data.

Unlike other SQL databases, MS SQL databases are dependable on logins which give access to MS SQL Server. Once login is created, you can create databases associated with it. After creating a database, H-Sphere automatically creates users with specific permissions. Beside customer users, H-Sphere automatically creates an H-Sphere user for the owner login. So, to create and manage MSSQL database, follow the given sequence:

 

Creating Microsoft SQL Logins

To create an MS SQL login, do the following:

  1. Select MS SQL in the Databases menu.
  2. Click the Add New MS SQL login icon:

  3. Enter login and password into the MS SQL Login Creation Form that shows:

    Note: you can change password by clicking the Change icon against the login name in the Controls section.

  4. Click the Submit button.
  5. Agree to additional charges.

Note: To delete login, click the Trash icon against the login name, in the Controls section.
Important: With deleting a login, H-Sphere will delete all DBs created under it and also all users under the DBs. Also if you have some users under this login that are associated with another DB, these users will be deleted as well. Please make sure you want to delete the login before clicking Trash.

 

Creating MS SQL Databases

To create a MS SQL database, do the following:

  1. Select MS SQL DBs in the Databases menu.
  2. Click the Add database icon at the bottom of the page that appears:

  3. Fill the MSSQL Database Creation form:
  4. Click the Submit button.
  5. Agree to additional charges.

Note: To delete a database, click the Trash icon against the database name in the Controls section.

When MS SQL creates a database, it automatically creates a user with the same *login* as the one this database was created with.

 

Adding New MS SQL Database users

After you have created the database, it appears in the database list:

Here you can learn how to add users to individual MS SQL databases. To add a new user, do the following:

  1. Select MS SQL DBs in the Databases menu.
  2. On the page that appears, click the name of existing database or click the Edit icon in the Controls section. The following form will show:

  3. At the bottom of the page click Add icon against the Database users field. The following form will appear:

  4. Enter user name and click Add.
    * When you are creating a new user to the database, the system offers you to choose from the logins that aren't used by this database.
    It won't display this databse owner's login, because when MS SQL creates a database, it automatically creates a user with the same *login* as the one this database was created with. One login can be used only by one user within a database. So, login you have used to enter the database is already being used by you and can't be used to create a new user on this database.
  5. Agree to additional charges if any.

 

Changing MS SQL Database quota

Total quota size is the disk space allocated for the database file and the transaction log file. Database/Transaction Log file quota ratio is the portion of disk space allocated for the database file. If you set the total quota size to 100 MB and the database/transaction log file quota ratio to 40%, then the maximum database file quota is 40 MB and the maximum log file quota is 60 MB. The more dynamic your database is, the bigger transaction log file quota ratio should be.

To change the quota, do the following:

  1. Select MS SQL DBs in the Databases menu.
  2. On the page that appears click the name of an existing database.
  3. On the form that shows, click the Change quota icon against the Database quota field.
  4. Enter new database log file ratio and total quota size on the next page:

  5. Click Submit.
  6. Agree to additional charges if any.

 

Managing MS SQL databases (MS SQL Manager)

You can manage your MS SQL databases through a web-interface with ASP Enterprise Manager, in your control panel called MS SQL Manager. To set up and launch MS SQL Manager:

  1. Select the Domain Settings menu.
  2. On the page that appears, click Edit for Web Service.
  3. On the Web Options page, enable ASP and ASPNET if they are disabled. Then enable MS SQL Manager at the bottom of the page.
  4. Click the Magnifying glass icon that appears to launch MS SQL Manager. You'll be asked to choose the login to connect to your MS SQL databases:

 


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