Title: What is my database hostname?
Let’s find out what database hostnames are, and which one you need for your hosting package.
What is a database hostname?
A database hostname is used when connecting to a database that you’ve created for your website.
You will most likely need to use it when re-connecting to your website if you’ve decided to transfer it to us.
Your database hostname will need to be updated in a configuration file for your website.
So for example, if you have a WordPress website then this will be the wp-config file.
And you will just need to update it in this file, by editing it here.
Here’s a list of the Hostnames that you can use (Linux):
New customers (after 13/09/2010) will need to use the following hostnames:
cust-mysql-123-02 | cust-mysql-123-03 | cust-mysql-123-04 | cust-mysql-123-05
The hostname for Windows MSSQL users is: atlas-sql-07
These hostnames can also be found within this FAQ, just in case you need to refer back to them at any time.
You may also need your database username and password.
These will be the username and password details that you created when you set up the database.
Have a look in your Web Hosting Control Panel for your database username.
It will be located just here in the Manage Databases section.
Well that’s it; we’ve seen what a database hostname is, which one you’ll need and what you need to use it for.
Why not check out this video to see how to create a database.