Creating a new database in CPanel is one of the major steps while installing WordPress or any other content management system.

In this tutorial, we will see how to create a new MYSQL database using CPanel with rest of the important steps.

The topics we will discuss include:

  1. Creating the database.
  2. Creating a user for the database.
  3. Assigning full user privileges.

The easiest method to create a new database is by using cPanel Database Wizard.

1. Creating the Database

  • Login to your web hosting account and click Manage Databases.

cpanel filemanager

  • Under Create New Database, enter a name and press Create Database button.

cpanel create database

  • The database has been created but a user must be assigned to it otherwise WordPress won’t install.

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2. Creating User for the Database

Under MySQL Users, Add a new user by filling in Username and Password fields. See how to choose strong passwords easy to remember

cpanel database user

Choose a strong user password at least 8-12 characters long.

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3. Assigning Full User Privileges

  • The user has been created but it needs to be assigned to the database with full user privileges.
  • Under Add User to Database, select User and Database from the drop-down menus and press Add.

add user to database

  • Select All Privileges checkbox at the top. This will enable all options below.

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  • Press Make Changes button.

You have properly setup your database in CPanel. You may now proceed with your WordPress installation.

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Many new bloggers get stuck on database step while installing WordPress. We hope the steps above will give you a good idea of creating a new database in CPanel and make a smooth installation on the go.

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