Fortunately MySQL disabilities belong to the past. Nowadays we can impose tight data integrity and get rid of all the code belonging to the database engine, but formerly writen and executed from the webserver scripts. But do hosting firms offer all these professional MySQL features to their customers?
The table below shows a comparison of a few, operating in Poland, popular hosting firms' offers. Not every important information was mentioned on their webpages, so the listing is based mainly on a responses collected after mailing them.
The comparison is limited to the hosting offers around 2.5 Euro per month (Virtual Private Servers exluded). The first column's background color depicts promptness and completeness of the response. For the rest, it shows the attractiveness of the particular feature (the greener, the better).
Once you hover the mouse over the table header, you should get more detailed description of the particular column.
*) Az.pl: database size is limited, but no further details were provided.
**) Kei.pl: two users, full access + SELECT only.
***) OVH offers separate SQL server, but it is few times above the price level I keep for this comparison.
I would like to thank abovementioned firms for their replies. If any other Polish firm has a competitive offer, please let me know.