If you want to install Wordpress, Drupal, or another content management system, you will need a database. The process of creating one is fortunately fairly simple.
- Enter your username and password to log into your hosting account interface.
- In the navigation menu on the left, find the MySQL section (the seventh section from the top).
- If you have not already created your first database, click on Databases, choose a password, and click on Create my primary database. If, on the other hand, there is already at least one database listed, click on Create a new database in order to create another one. Normally, each website based on a CMS will need its own database.
You have just created your databse.
If you have forgotten your MySQL password or other information about one of your databases, you can find these from the same Databases page just mentioned, by clicking on Get current SQL parameters.
Advanced users wishing to manage their databases can access the phpMyAdmin interface by clicking on Admin SQL in the MySQL section of the main navigation menu.