Bluehost Tips – Create a MySQL Database

by Elaine on April 22, 2011

Bluehost Tips – Learn how to create a MySQL Database with Bluehost.  You can do this manually from your cPanel.   This is helpful because when I was Installing Joomla 1.6 I had a database error message and I resolved it by creating a database manually. This is the exact error message I got:

Could not connect to the database. Connector returned number: Unable to connect to the Database: Could not connect to MySQL.

Below are steps to Create a MySQL Database in Bluehost.     For example: I want to create:

  • database name = demodb
  • username = demou
  • password = demopass

1.   Create a New Database – demodb

  • Login to your Bluehost cPanel
  • Under Database, Click on MySQL Databases
  • Under Create New Database,  New Database:  demodb
  • Click on ‘Create Database’

2.  Create New User – demou:

  • Under MySQL users, Add New User, Username = demou
  • Set Password = demopass
  • Click on ‘ Create User’

3.  Assign User to the Database:

  • Under ‘Add User to Database
  • Set User = demou
  • Set Database = demodb
  • Click on ‘Add’

4.  Assign User Permissions

  • Under MySQL Account Maintenance
  • Select ‘All Privileges’
  • Click on ‘Make Changes’

After completing the above changes you will have a MySQL Database created.  You can input this data into your CMS Installation or Joomla 1.6 Installation.


Elaine is the founder of CmsMind, an online blog providing Joomla and Wordpress tips. Elaine has been blogging and publishing content for 2 years but has over 10 years experience in creating websites with Joomla and Wordpress. When she is not online, she is either Marathon and Ironman training or travelling and racing somewhere in the world. Find her also at: CmsMind, Premium Themes and Templates, and at Webhosting Tips.

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