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Rename a Database in phpMyAdmin

In this article, we will show you how to rename a database via phpMyAdmin.

phpMyAdmin is a free and opensource application for MySQL database management. It is one of the most popular web-based MySQL management tools for web hosting services.  Written in PHP, phpMyAdmin gives users the ability to interact with their MySQL databases.

Quick Steps

Step 1: Go to cPanel > Databases > phpMyAdmin
Step 2: Select database you wish to rename from the left hand column.
Step 3:
Click on the Operations tab.
Step 4:
Under the field “Rename database to:” enter the new database name.
Step 5:
Click the Go button.
Step 6 :
Click OK to proceed.
Step 7:
Once the operation is complete, click OK when asked if you want to reload the database.

Note : Keep in mind that when you change the name of a database, you will have to reconfigure user permissions to continue referencing this database.

Renaming the Database

Go to cPanel > Databases and click on phpMyAdmin.

Renaming the Database

phpMyAdmin will open in a new tab. Select the database you wish to rename from the left hand column and then click on Operations.

phpMyAdmin Operations Select a database in phpMyAdmin.

Enter the new database name in the field “Rename database to:” and click Go. 

Renaming the database Renaming the database.

Click OK to proceed when it asks if you to want to create the new database and drop the old database.

create the new database and drop the old database

Rename the database in phpMyAdmin.

That’s it! The database has been renamed to “test” as shown below, 

PHPMyAdmin Structure Databases list in phpMyAdmin.

Re-configuring User Permissions.

We’ll need to reconfigure the user permissions, since the database has been renamed. Go back to the main cPanel page and click on MySQL Databases.

Scroll down to the Add User To Database section of the page. From the list, select the renamed database and the database user that used to be associated with this database. Then, click on the Add button. 

Add User to Database
Reconfigure permissions for the database user in cPanel.

On the Manage User Privileges page, check the box next to All Privileges  and click on the Make Changes button.

Manage User Privileges Managing user privileges in cPanel for MySQL databases.


The database should now have the new name. You may also need to update all the scripts or applications to continue accessing the renamed database.

How to Install MariaDB/MySQL on CentOS 7

In this guide we’ll go through the steps for installing the latest version of MariaDB on CentOS 7.

All Commands – without sudo

yum update -y
echo -e "[mariadb]\nname=MariaDB Repository\nbaseurl=http://yum.mariadb.org/10.3/centos7-amd64\ngpgcheck=1\ngpgkey=https://yum.mariadb.org/RPM-GPG-KEY-MariaDB" | tee /etc/yum.repos.d/MariaDB.repo
yum install mariadb-server mariadb-client -y
systemctl start mariadb 
systemctl enable mariadb

All Commands – with sudo

sudo yum update -y
sudo yum install mariadb-server mariadb-client -y
echo -e "[mariadb]\nname=MariaDB Repository\nbaseurl=http://yum.mariadb.org/10.3/centos7-amd64\ngpgcheck=1\ngpgkey=https://yum.mariadb.org/RPM-GPG-KEY-MariaDB" | sudo tee /etc/yum.repos.d/MariaDB.repo 
sudo systemctl start mariadb 
sudo systemctl enable mariadb
sudo mysql_secure_installation


MariaDB is the default database management system in CentOS 7 and is a drop-in replacement for MySQL. It is an opensource relational database that uses the Structured Query Language (SQL) to manage its data. 


  • A CentOS 7 VPS
  • Sudo access

Update Your System

Log in as a sudo user and then update your system.

yum update -y

Install MariaDB

At the time of writing this article, the latest version of MariaDB is version 10.3. If you want a different version of MariaDB, go to the official MariaDB repositories page and generate a repository file for the specific MariaDB version you require.

To enable the MariaDB repository, create a repository file named MariaDB.repo and add the following content in /etc/yum.repos.d/MariaDB.repo

name = MariaDB
baseurl = http://yum.mariadb.org/10.3/centos7-amd64

Install the MariaDB server and client packages using yum.

yum install mariadb-server mariadb-client -y

Now that MariaDB has installed successfully, run the following command to start and enable the service.

systemctl start mariadb

systemctl enable mariadb

To prevent unauthorized access to your database and remove some dangerous defaults run the following command.


You will be prompted with an option to change the MariaDB root password, remove anonymous user accounts, disable root logins outside of localhost, remove test databases and reload privileges. It is recommended that you answer ‘yes’ to these options to secure the database server.

Verify the Installation

Run the following to test to get info about the installation of MariaDB.

mysqladmin -u root -p version

You’ll see an output similar to what shown below,

mysqladmin Ver 9.1 Distrib 10.3.13-MariaDB, for Linux on x86_64
Copyright (c) 2000, 2018, Oracle, MariaDB Corporation Ab and others.

Server version 10.3.13-MariaDB
Protocol version 10
Connection Localhost via UNIX socket
UNIX socket /var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock
Uptime: 35 sec

Threads: 7 Questions: 16 Slow queries: 0 Opens: 18 Flush tables: 1 Open tables: 12 Queries per second avg: 0.457


We’ve successfully installed and secured MariaDB on your CentOS 7 server. If you have any questions, please feel free contact our technical support.