Database creation

We offer by default with each hosting plan the possibility to create MySQL (MariaDB) databases. Creating a database is done via the Plesk control panel and how to do this is explained below:

Login on Plesk Control Panel

  1. In My Cloud86 (link), click in the left menu on My Services.
  2. Click the 3 dots behind the web hosting package you want to see in Plesk and click View Details.
  3. Under the heading Manage Webhosting (middle of the page), click on Websites & Domains.
  4. You will now be automatically logged into the Plesk Control Panel.

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Create a database

  1. In Plesk, click in the left menu on Databases and on Add Database
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  2. In the next screen you specify all the settings of your database. You must at least create a (unique) database name and (unique) user with password. When you have set everything you can click OK to create the database. Below we describe the different settings.

General

  • Database name: the name of your database.
  • Related site: specify which website the database belongs to.

Users

  • Database user name: this is the username with which you will log in to the database.
  • Password: the database password (also Confirm password).
  • Access control: here you can indicate whether you want to be able to access the database from an external server or only allow local connections from the server itself. You can also allow connections only from a specific IP address. By default, all external connections are allowed.

After creating a new database

Now that you have created a database you can use it to connect a website to it or any other CMS. For further use of the database see the following articles: