How do I create a new table in my MySQL database?

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Website software such as WordPress or Joomla that are used to create features such as blogs, forums and content management systems will automatically create the required tables for the function in your database. If your needs require you to additional tables, please do the following:

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Web Hosting plans purchased after July 2020 / Premium Hosting plans purchased after August 2020 (cPanel)

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Start by accessing your Web Hosting dashboard.


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On your dashboard, select phpMyAdmin.

Select phpMyAdmin


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Select the database you wish to access from the left-hand menu.
Select Database


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Under the ‘Create table’ heading, enter the name you would to use for your table. From there, press Enter on your keyboard.

Enter table name


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You will next be asked to enter the settings for the table. You can add additional columns using the ’Add’ bar along the top. Once done, select Save to start creating your table.

Enter your table settings


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Once done, you’ll see an overview of your table’s data.


Web Hosting plans purchased before July 2020 / Premium Hosting plans purchased before August 2020

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Start by logging in to your legacy Control Panel. For details on how to do this, please read the following article: How do I access and manage my products?

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From there, select Web Hosting or Premium Hosting within the ‘Manage active products’ section, depending on which product you wish to use.

Next, select Manage opposite the ‘(bought before XX/XX/XX)’ option.

Manage Shared Web Hosting


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This will show you an overview of your current hosting packages. Click Manage for the account you wish to use.

Manage Legacy hosting


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On the next page, select Manage for the domain you wish to update.

Manage hosting domain


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


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In the Manage Databases section press the Manage button to access phpMyAdmin.


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If you have a blank database, click on the database name in the left hand frame.


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Type in the Name of the new table and how many fields you want to have (this can be changed later).

Then click the Go button.


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You will next be asked to enter the settings for the Table. Enter your settings then click on the Save button.


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You will get a confirmation that will show the SQL code that was used to create the table.


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An overview of the Table will be shown, also any additional information that is relevant to the table.