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

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This FAQ will help you to create a MySQL or Microsoft SQL Database.

The below video and step by step instructions will help you to create a database.



1

Log in to your 123-reg control panel


log in to 123-reg account

2

Scroll down to the Web hosting section.

scroll down to the web hosting section

3

Select your domain name using the drop-down menu and then click on the Manage button.

select your domain name and click on the manage button

4

In the Web Tools section, click on either the MySQL or Microsoft SQL Databases button depending on whether you have a Windows or Linux Hosting package.

click on the databases button

5

You will need to create a username and password for your database and then click on the Create button.

create username

Please note: Your username should be 9 characters or less and can only contain letters, numbers and these characters: "_" and "-". It should not contain the words "test", "root", "mysql" nor "alive"

6

You will now see your database in the Manage MySQL Databases section. Enter your password and click on the Manage button.

click on the manage button

7

This will open up phpMyAdmin.

zip your files

8

Click on your database in the top left hand corner.

zip your files

9

You can now start adding tables into your database.

add a table

If you created a Microsoft SQL database, you will not be logged into phpMyAdmin

10

You can add in a new table by click on the Table button.

add a table

Need more help with databases? See how to import or export a database.

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