What is a Database and how do I add one on my hosting package?

This article applies to 123-reg Shared Hosting accounts.

Databases are designed to offer an organized mechanism for storing, managing and retrieving information through the use of tables. In terms of your website, a database can be used to add features to your website such as a shopping cart, a blog or a forum.

You can add a database to your 123-reg hosting package through your 123-reg control panel:

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Login to your 123-reg control panel

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Scroll down to the Web hosting section.

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Select the relevant domain name from the drop down box and click on the Manage button.

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Click on the Database link in the Web Tools section of your hosting control panel.

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Enter a Username and Password in the Create a Database section..

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Press the Create button to save the change.

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