Xeround Cloud Database for MySQL Applications – Getting Started Guide
Getting started with Xeround MySQL Cloud Database is Easy!
The following Getting Started guide describes the steps required to get your system up and running using Xeround.
1. Sign-up to Xeround
Sign up to create your free cloud database. All you need to do is provide some basic information, most importantly your email address, in order to receive the registration confirmation email with activation information.
2. Activate Xeround
Click the link provided in the activation email to validate your account, then follow the instructions to select your password and accept the service’s terms and conditions. Activation is immediate and a confirmation message is provided.
3. Create the Database Instance
Login to Xeround Database Management Control Panel, then create a database instance by choosing “Create New”. Choose your preferred plan and provide the information as prompted- such as the name of your database, password and so on.
When the creation process begins, you will be redirected to the main tab of the Control Panel, which displays the new database instance as selected, and its status.
You will also receive the creation confirmation email with the process status and additional information, most importantly the IP and Port to be used in order to connect to the database instance.
4. Connect to the Database Instance
Once the database instance becomes Active, you can connect to it as a regular MySQL database. The creation confirmation email provides you with the details of the two DNS hostnames and ports for connecting to the database. (These details are also displayed when selecting the database instance in the Control Panel.)
5. Populate the Database Instance
After you have connected to the database, you can populate it. If your data is already stored in a MySQL database, the simplest way is to use mysqldump. (See http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.1/en/mysqldump.html)
If your data is large or if it is stored somewhere other than MySQL, you can insert the data from a CSV file using the mysqlimport utility. (Seehttp://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.1/en/mysqlimport.html)
You can also use any other MySQL interface method to populate the instance.
Be sure to check out our FAQ for tips and code samples for streamlining loading your data to your new Xeround database instance using several import processes in parallel.