Creating a database


Additional MySQL databases, used for storing application data, may be created quickly within the control panel via Databases > MySQL Manager. When a database is created, grants are automatically setup to permit the primary user access to the database. In multi-user environments, you may wish to create a separate user to keep your master password confidential.


Creating a database

  1. Visit Databases > MySQL Manager
  2. Enter the new database name under Name
    • Optionally deselect Backup database if you wish for no backups to be made. If the database becomes corrupted, then there is no way to restore it, so be careful.
  3. Optionally click Advanced to toggle the backup frequency, count, and a file to import from. For larger databases, you may wish to hold 2 database copies and backup every day. This would give you 48 hours of protection. Database import files may be plain-text or compressed.
      Importing a databaseImporting a database
  4. Click Create
  5. A database comprised of your database prefix and name will be created.
    • In the below example, this database will be named dc_test
      Database prefix illustration in MySQL Manager

      Database prefix illustration in MySQL Manager



To connect to this database, use a hostname value of localhost, your username, and your database password. If this password is forgotten at any time, you must reset it unless it has been used elsewhere.

Note: localhost should be used for all local connectivity, unless connecting remotely or connecting using database connection pooling (“DBCP”) in Java. With DBCP, use a hostname of – TCP socket over localhost.

Permitting access by other users

By default, only the primary user is permitted access to a newly created database. To enable another user read, write, or even a mix of privileges, they must be explicitly granted via DatabasesMySQL Manager List Users and Databases.

  1. Select the database
  2. Enable READ or WRITE privileges to allow the user read-only, read-write, or write-only access.
    • For normal operation, both READ and WRITE should be selected.
    • Granular permissions may be selected by clicking on Advanced. Use at your own risk.
  3. Click Save

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