Creating a MySQL database


SQL stands for Structured Query Language. SQL is an international standard in querying and retrieving information from databases. MySQL is essentially an SQL server - it responds to requests for information that are written in SQL. To use a MySQL database, you must first create it, and then add one or more users to it.




1 To access the MySQL Account Maintenance Menu, click on the    icon above the words MySQL Databases on the main screen of your cPanel interface.

2 Enter the name of the new database in the blank field next to Db:.

3 Click on Add Db to create the database.



You need to create at least one database user and grant that user permission to use the new database. Refer to Creating a MySQL user and Grant a user's permissions to a MySQL database for more information.

Was this answer helpful?

 Print this Article

Also Read

Creating a MySQL user

Overview You need to create a MySQL user before that user is able to use the database. This...

Grant a user's permissions to a MySQL database

Overview Once a MySQL user is created, they will need to be given permission to access any...


Overview phpMyAdmin allows you to administrate all of your mySQL databases. To learn more...

How To Import Large MySQL Files

1. Bigdump: script called BigDump.php, a staggered SQL dump...

Removing a MySQL database

Overview Since most accounts have MySQL database creation limits, it is recommended to remove...