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 the Manage 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.