How To Delete A WordPress MySQL Database

Learn how to delete a MySQL database in cPanel.

How To Delete A WordPress MySQL DatabaseThis tutorial is part of our WordPress Management tutorial series. In this tutorial, we show you how to delete a MySQL database in cPanel.

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How To Delete A WordPress MySQL Database

If you want to permanently delete or remove a MySQL database (as opposed to keeping the database and simply emptying out, or ‘dropping’ all of the data and/or tables stored in your database), then follow the tutorial below to delete a MySQL database using cPanel.

To learn more about using cPanel, go here:

How To Delete A MySQL Database

Log into your cPanel administration area …

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Scroll down to the ‘Databases‘ section of your cPanel administration area and click on ‘MySQL® Databases‘ …

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Select the MySQL database you want to delete from the list of databases in the ‘Current Databases’ section and click on Delete Database

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Click ‘Delete Database‘ to proceed …

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Congratulations! You have successfully deleted the MySQL database. Click on ‘Go Back’ to return to the Databases section, or go back to your home screen to continue working in cPanel …

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See Also …

To learn how to create a MySQL Database, see the tutorial below:

How To Delete A WordPress MySQL Database

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How To Create A WordPress MySQL Database

Learn how to create a MySQL database for WordPress using cPanel’s MySQL Database Wizard.

How To Create A WordPress MySQL DatabaseThis tutorial is part of our WordPress Management tutorial series. In this tutorial, we show you how to create a MySQL database for WordPress using cPanel’s MySQL Database Wizard.

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How To Create A WordPress MySQL Database

If you are performing a manual WordPress installation or adding a new application to your website that requires data to be stored in its own MySQL database, then follow the tutorial below to learn how to create a new MySQL database using cPanel.

To learn more about using cPanel, go here:

How To Create A MySQL Database

Log into your cPanel administration area …

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Scroll down to the ‘Databases’ section of your cPanel administration area and click on MySQL Database Wizard …

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Create a database name and click ‘Next Step’ …

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Note: In the above screenshot example, the prefix “wrdpress” is the domain username and “demo” is the database name. Your configuration will show a different domain username prefix.

Copy the entire ‘prefix_databasename’ string into a plain text file. You will need it later on during the installation process.

Next, create a username, and enter and verify a password (aim for a score of very strong – use the password generator if you need to), then click ‘Create User’ …

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In the above screenshot example, the username is “demo1”.

In the next screen, do the following:

  • Copy the ‘User’, ‘Database’, and ‘Password’ details to a plain text file and save it to your hard drive. You will need these later.
  • Select the ‘ALL PRIVILEGES’ checkbox
  • After completing the above tasks, click on Next Step to proceed …

How To Install WordPress Using FTP

Congratulations! You have successfully created a MySQL database …

How To Install WordPress Using FTP

 See Also …

To learn how to delete a MySQL Database, see the tutorial below:

How To Create A WordPress MySQL Database

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