How do I create a MySQL database in My20i?

Austin B.
Published: 2 September 2016Last updated: 1 May 2024

You can create MySQL databases in seconds directly from your My20i control panel.

This option is unavailable for packages hosted on our WordPress platform due to its WP-optimised nature. If you need to create a MySQL database, you'll need to carry out a Platform Transfer to move the website to our Linux Web Hosting platform.

Starter Hosting packages are limited to one MySQL database. For more databases, you can upgrade your hosting package through My20i, or purchase an additional hosting plan.

To create new MySQL databases:

1. Log in to My20i and select Manage Hosting.
2. Choose Manage next to the hosting package you wish to create a MySQL database for. 
3. Under Web Tools, select MySQL Databases. Here you can complete the following actions:

  • Create new MySQL databases. Each MySQL database has a maximum size of 1024MB (1GB).
  • Manage existing databases.
  • Add additional MySQL users to databases.
  • Manage your additional MySQL users.

4. Under Add a new MySQL Database, choose a name for your database. Database names must be between 6 and 20 characters long, and we automatically add a suffix to avoid name collisions with other users.

5. Once you have chosen a name, click Create Database. Your new MySQL database will automatically appear in the Manage MySQL Databases section underneath.

From here you can change the automatically generated password, monitor usage, remove your MySQL database, or log in to your database.