Lots of websites use MySQL databases, including content management systems, e-commerce solutions, and forums. MySQL databases can be created from within your cPanel.  When a database is created, there are three primary tasks:

  1. Create the database
  2. Create a database user
  3. Assign the user to the database

While cPanel allows you to do these tasks separately in the MySQL Databases section of the cPanel, it is much easier to use the MySQL Database Wizard as it will walk you through these steps.

To create a database using the Database Wizard, first log into your cPanel and click on "MySQL Databases Wizard" under the "Databases" sub-header:


On the next screen, put in the name for the database that you want to create.  In this example, we will name it test2.  Then click on "Create Database:"


Next we will create a user for the database.   Put in the username that you want to use (all usernames will start with your Web Hosting Hub username), and enter a secure password.  Then click on "Create user":


On the final screen, you will decide what privileges to give the user to the database.  Unless you are creating a second user that you want to have limited access, click on "ALL PRIVLEDGES" and click on "Next Step":


You are done!  You will get a confirmation page with the database that you just created:


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2016-04-13 7:01 pm

I need know if you have support for Sql server database?

17,314 Points
2016-04-14 3:54 pm
Hello Dnis,

MySQL is a "flavor" of SQL, so as long as your SQL database matches up with mySQL then it should be no problem. You may need to look at the differences between MySQL and SQL to make sure that your database functions the same.

If you have any further questions or comments, please let us know.

Arnel C.
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2018-04-12 6:34 am

I've created a database with the mySQL Wizard, but the database does not show up in phpMyAdmin. I'm at a loss as to how I can import my .sql file without the new database showing up. I tried to repeat the process, but get a message saying that I can't create the database because it already exists. When I refresh phpMyAdmin, the database still doesn't show up there, but it does show up in the MySQL Databases page.

12,339 Points
2018-04-12 4:56 pm
Since this seems like unusual behavior for cPanel, I recommend contacting Live Support so they can test your specific account.

Thank you,

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