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What is MS SQL?

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MS SQL is short for Microsoft SQL Server. It is a relational web hosting database that is used to store web site information like blog posts or user information. MS SQL is the most popular type of database on Windows servers. It is not free but it has many advanced features that make it suitable for businesses.

MS SQL Features

In basic terms, an MS SQL database is capable of storing any type of data that you want. It will let you quickly store and retrieve information and multiple web site visitors can use it at one time. You will use SQL statements to accomplish all of this. In more technical terms, most versions of MS SQL have the following features:

  • Buffer management
  • Logging and Transaction
  • Concurrency and locking
  • Replication services
  • Analysis services
  • Notification services
  • Integration services
  • Full text search service
  • Stored procedures
  • Triggers
  • Views
  • Sub-SELECTs (i.e. nested SELECTs)
What is MS SQL?

What is MS SQL used for?

MS SQL is the database of choice for web applications on a Windows platform (using .NET or ASP). These languages make is extremely easy to connect to a MS SQL database. It is also used for many popular content management systems and other scripts.

Learn more about MS SQL on its official website. They have comprehensive learning material. You should also check out the SQL tutorial on W3Schools and some articles on the SQL Community Server blog.

If you are looking for a web host that supports MS SQL, look at our comparison of the best MS SQL Web Hosting or try our web hosting wizard which will give you more search options.

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