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. 

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.

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]

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.

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