Creating a database for WordPress is very simple if your web host provides you with cPanel. cPanel offers MySQL database wizard which guides you through the simple steps so you should be able to create your own databases within 1-2 minutes even if you are technically challenged!
If you don’t have cPanel then you’re not using a one of the best WordPress web hosts and are missing out on the latest technology which makes it easy to manage everything between your server and everything connected to your WordPress site.
Creating a database
Step 1. Login to cPanel
Step 2. Navigate to the Database section and click the MySQL Database Wizard
Step 3. Enter a Name for the Database and click Next
Step 4. Enter a Username and Password for the Database User and click Create User
Step 5. Select ‘ALL PRIVILEGES’ and click Next.
Congrats! You have created your first database for WordPress.
Tip: if you have multiple sites and databases its best to name your databases after your site name so you can easily identify them when you need to. Always copy and paste the database details into a safe place for easy reference.
Creating new databases using cPanel is very easy and you may need to create a new database if you’re installing a forum, membership software or other types of software for WordPress other than plugins which normally create the database automatically.
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