Creating Databases & Users in Interworx

To create a MySQL database in Interworx:

  1. Login to your Siteworx account by going to:
  2. On the left menu, click Hosting Features > MySQL > Databases
  3. Choose a database name. Normally I put DB here since whatever you put is added to the end of your shell username. If your shell username is 'example' then your DB name would become 'example_DB'
  4. Also check the "create user" check box. On the user, I recommend putting something short here too, like usr or user. Your username will become 'example_user' so keep it short! Make sure you choose a secure pasword.
  5. Leave all the default options, however put 'localhost' in the when connecting from which will limit it to your website only, and not the whole world.
  6. Click the 'add' button. Your MySQL database is created! Now in your software you can use: host: localhost, user: example_user, db: example_DB  remember it is case sensitive!

If you need to access your MySQL database using a MySQL client outside our network, then you can add an extra permis

  1. Click 'Manage Users' on the next screen, and simply click the 'Add' button and it will create a user that can connect from anywhere. If you have a static IP, you can put that in for extra security instead of %. The % symbol is a wildcard that means it can access from anywhere.
  2. Now you will see two permissions in the table below that are set to your database.


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