How to create and manage MariaDB/MySQL Databases?

How to create and manage MariaDB/MySQL Databases?

What is MariaDB/MySQL?

MariaDB/MySQL is an Open Source RDMS (Relational Database Management System) that uses SQL (Structured Query Language) to process information. It is a widely used application for websites which access databases.

Creating a MariaDB/MySQL database

On the main page of the MariaDB/MySQL database manager, you will see your list of databases, in which you can view all databases that currently exist.

How to create a new MariaDB/MySQL database:

  1. Click on “Add”.
  2. On the following page, you will see the recommended (random) access details for your database. If you wish, you can provide your own password here.
  3. Select a name for the database as well as a name for the corresponding database user.
  4. The main password is the most important. It provides access to the whole database and allows you to create, change, or delete any database information, column, or row.
  5. The R/W (Read/Write) password only gives you read/write access. This is mostly used by the CMS (Content Management Systems) to add or change database information.
  6. The R/O (Read Only) password allows the application to only read information from the database. Information cannot be altered with this password.
  7. (Optional setting) Require SSL: When this is active, it prohibits all unencrypted connections to the database. This can have a negative effect on the accessibility of the database.
  8. Click on “Save” to create the database.
  9. You should receive a message that you successfully created the MariaDB/MySQL database. Click on “MariaDB/MySQL-Databases” to return to your database list.

Tip: If you receive an error message while creating the database, try to change the database name and/or username.


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Manage your database(s)

In the overview, you can create a new database or modify, delete, back up, and access existing databases via phpMyAdmin.

If you wish to delete a database, our cloud hosting portal will require you to confirm that before finally deleting it. Be careful when you confirm it; you can not un-do the deletion.


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What is phpMyAdmin?

phpMyAdmin is a graphic database administration tool for MariaDB/MySQL. It is a good way to manage the database(s) without learning the SQL language.

Using the graphic interface, you can add, edit, and delete information easily.

For more information about phpMyAdmin, please visit the official website .

For larger databases, we recommend using a query browser. Here are some examples of free query browsers:,

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