To set up a database, perform the following steps:
1) In the New Database text box, enter a name for the database and click Next Step. The system limits the database name to 64 characters. However, due to the method that cPanel & WHM uses to store MySQL database names, each underscore character requires two characters of that limit. Therefore, if your hosting provider enabled database prefixing, the underscore character in the database prefix will use two characters of the 64-character database name limit. Each other character in the database prefix will only use one character of the limit. You may name a database with any ASCII characters except the following:
/ " ' `
2) In the Username text box, enter a name for the user who you wish to allow to manage the database. You may only enter alphanumeric characters.
3) Enter and confirm the new password in the appropriate text boxes. Some web hosts require a minimum password strength. The system evaluates the password that you enter on a scale of 100 points. 0 indicates a weak password, while 100 indicates a very secure password. A green password Strength meter indicates that the password is equal to or greater than the required password strength. You may click Password Generator to generate a strong password. For more information, read our Password Blogs
4) Click Create User.
5) Select the check boxes that correspond to the privileges that you want to grant the user, or select "ALL PRIVILEGES". For more information about user privileges, read the MySQL documentation.
6) Click Next Step.
The system displays a message that states that you successfully set up the database and user account.
After you complete the database setup process, select one of the following options:
Limits the database username to 16 characters. The system includes the database prefix (the first eight characters of the cPanel account’s username plus an underscore for a total of nine characters) in the character count for the username.
Limits the database username to 32 characters. The system includes the database prefix (the first 16 characters of the cPanel account’s username plus an underscore for a total of 17 characters) in the character count for the username.
Limits the database username to 47 characters. The system includes the database prefix (all of the cPanel account’s username and an underscore character) in the character count for the username.
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