For your convenience we have listed tips that assist in making, hosting and management of a Server or a hosting account easier.
Managing a Mysql database is part of normal aspects of running any data driven web application.
Never do backups to the public root directory, when making a backup. too many bots scan for this.
When using phpMyadmin, protect with remote access settings as well as an .htaccess file.
Secure any admin directory with an .htaccess file to limit access, as many bots also scan for admin directories.
Also ensure database access, by an app, always has a password.