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How to Create and Delete a MySQL Database in cPanel


This guide will show you how to create and delete a MySQL database in your cPanel hosting account.

Quick Steps to create a MySQL database:

  1. Login to cPanel.
  2. Locate and click on the “MySQL Databases” icon in the “Databases” category.
  3. Under the “Create a New Database” heading, enter a name for your database.
  4. Click the “Create Database” button.

Quick Steps to delete a MySQL database:

  1. Login to cPanel.
  2. Locate and click on the “MySQL Databases” icon under the “Databases” category.
  3. Under the “Current Databases” heading, select the database you want to delete and click on the “Delete Database” link.
  4. On the next screen, click the “Delete Database” to confirm that you wish to delete the database.

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Detailed Steps:

1. Locate the “MySQL Databases” icon as shown below

mySQL Database in cPanel

mySQL Database in cPanel

2. Locate the “Create a New Database” option as shown below & type in a name for your database

Database Name cPanel - Create a Database

Database Name cPanel – Create a Database

3. You should now see your newly created database under the “Current Databases” option as shown below

cPanel Web Hosting Databases

cPanel Web Hosting Databases

Conclusion

That’s it! You’ve now successfully create a new database for your website. 

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