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How to create a database in cPanel?


Creating a database is a fundamental step in setting up many types of web applications, from content management systems like WordPress to custom web apps. However, it seems like the content you provided is about enabling or disabling PHP’s display_errors in cPanel, which is a different topic. Let’s correct that and focus on how to create a database in cPanel.


  • Access to your cPanel account
  • Basic understanding of databases and cPanel interface

Steps to Create a Database

Step 1: Log in to Your cPanel Account

  • Open your web browser and navigate to your cPanel login page.
  • Enter your username and password to log in.

Step 2: Navigate to the Databases Section

  • Once logged in, scroll down to the “Databases” section on your cPanel dashboard.

Step 3: Access MySQL Databases

  • In the “Databases” section, click on the “MySQL Databases” icon.

Step 4: Create a New Database

  • You’ll find a “Create New Database” field.
  • Enter the name you want for your new database and click on the “Create Database” button.

Step 5: Add a User to the Database

  • Scroll down to the “MySQL Users” section.
  • Create a new user by filling in the username and password fields.
  • Click on the “Create User” button.

Step 6: Assign User to Database

  • Go to the “Add User to Database” section.
  • Select the user and database you’ve just created.
  • Click on the “Add” button.

Step 7: Set User Privileges

  • You’ll be prompted to set the privileges for the user.
  • You can either select “ALL PRIVILEGES” or choose specific ones based on your needs.
  • Click on the “Make Changes” button to save the settings.

Additional Tips

  • Strong Passwords: Always use strong, unique passwords for database users to enhance security.
  • Backup Regularly: Make it a habit to backup your database regularly to prevent data loss.
  • Review User Privileges: Periodically review and update user privileges to maintain a secure database environment.


Creating a database in cPanel is a straightforward process that can be accomplished in just a few steps. This guide should help you set up a new database without any issues. If you encounter any problems or have further questions, our support team is always here to assist you.