Creating MySQL Databases

 June 20, 2012     0 Comments

MySQL Database Creation

Databases offer a method for managing large amounts of information easily over the web. They are necessary to run many web-based applications such as bulletin boards, content management systems, and online retail shops.

Create a new MySQL Database


  1. Log into the cPanel
  2. Click the MySQL Databases icon under the "Databases" category

  3. MySQL Database
  4. In the New Database field, type a name for the database.

  5. Create Database
  6. Click Create Database.
  7. Click Go Back.
    • The new database will appear in the Current Databases table.

Create a Database User


After creating the database, a user will need to be created and their privileges added to the newly created database. Please note that MySQL user accounts must be created separately from mail and web administrator accounts.

To create a new user account:

  1. To quickly access the MySQL Users interface, click Jump to MySQL Users.
  2. Under Add New User, enter a username.
    Note: The username must be 7 letters or shorter.

  3. Create MySQL Username
  4. Enter a password in the Password field.
    • For help generating a strong password, click the Generate Password button.
  5. Retype the password in the Password (Again) field.

  6. Create MySQL Password
  7. Click Create User.

Define a User's Privileges


Privileges define how the user is able to interact with the database. For example, they will determine whether or not the user can add and delete information.

To define a user’s privileges:

  1. Under Add User to Database, select a user from the User drop-down menu.

  2. Add User to Database
  3. From the Database drop-down menu, select the database to which you wish to allow the user access.
  4. Click Add.
  5. From the MySQL Account Maintenance screen, select the privileges you wish to grant the user, or select ALL PRIVILEGES.
  6. Click Make Changes.

Using the Database


After doing all these steps, create the database's tables either via phpMyAdmin, MySQL software or use an online PHP or Perl script.

  • Version: MySQL 5
  • Username: username_dbuser
  • Database Name: username_dbname
  • Hostaddress: localhost
  • Port: 3306

Note: The password remains the same format.

The connection string can be either of any examples below:

For Perl:

     $dbh = DBI->connect("DBI:mysql:username_db01:localhost","username_admin","password"); 
  

For PHP:

     $dbh=mysql_connect ("localhost", "username_admin", "password") 
       or die ('I cannot connect to the database.');
     mysql_select_db ("username_db01"); 
  

For more information on how to work with phpMyAdmin. please visit: phpMyAdmin.net.

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