Creating a database is extremely easy within your cPanel web hosting account. However, you will first need to understand why you need a database. MySQL databases are open source containers of data. This data could be anything from blogs to a names list, to a huge commercial catalog. In fact, many of the top companies in the world (Facebook, Google, etc.) actually use MySQL technology for its efficiency. However, to create a database within your web hosting account please follow the step-by-step web hosting guide outlined below:
- Login to your cPanel web hosting account
- Locate the section called "Databases"
- Within that section, please click on "MySQL Databases"
- From this section, you can create a new database.
Please note, when setting up the configuration for your web hosting application, you will use the database name in the following format: username_databasename.
If you have any questions, or need any further assistance, please get in contact with your web hosting support team, and they will be glad to assist you further.