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

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.


Step 1 of 10

Log in to your 123 Reg control panel

Step 2 of 10

Scroll down to the Web hosting section.

scroll down to the web hosting section

Step 3 of 10

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

Step 4 of 10

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

Step 5 of 10

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"

Step 6 of 10

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

click on the manage button

Step 7 of 10

This will open up phpMyAdmin.

zip your files

Step 8 of 10

Click on your database in the top left hand corner.

zip your files

Step 9 of 10

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

Step 10 of 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.