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Create MySQL Database from cPanel

WordPress is a content management system build with PHP and requires MySQL or MariaDB to function.
In this tutorial you will learn in 5 easy steps, how to create a MySQL database from within cPanel.

If your hosting provider does not have cPanel
Contact them and ask for their equivalent. Alternatively create MySQL database using phpMyAdmin or MySQL command line .

Create a WordPress database in 5 easy steps.

Step 1 – Login to web hosting cPanel, scroll down until you find Databases category [see image]. Once category found, select MySQL Databases.

Step 2– Create database name once the MySQL wizard opened. [see image].

WordPress security tip on creating database: Think of name as a password. If one use predictable names like “myblog”, it might make you vulnerable to cyber-attacks.

WordPress security tip on creating database:
Think of the database name as a password. If one use predictable names like “myblog”, it might make you vulnerable to cyber-attacks.

Step 3 – Create a user which will be used to control the database. Once user and password credentials are created proceed with wizard. [see image blow]

Step 4 – Connect the user to the database, and select privileges for the user. [see image below]

Step 4 – Connect the user to the database, and select privileges for the user. [see image below]

MySQL permit Privilege’s tip:
MySQL only needs SELECT, INSERT and UPDATE data privileges for WordPress to function.
Privileges such as ALTER, CREATE and DROP is during web developer tasks such as plugin installation updates and database changes.

Step 5 – The final part of the wizard you will be prompted that the user has been connected with the database. [see image below]. Once completed, proceed with WordPress installation. Use the database name, username and password you created to connect WordPress and MySQL.