Setting up your MySQL database and user

As taken from The WordPress MU Manual

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Before you can install WPMU you first need to create a MySQL database and user on your domain using your cPanel.

In simple terms your MySQL database stores all blog information including files, blog posts and comments and is backed-up almost constantly by your hosting company to ensure no data is lost.

1. Log into cPanel using your account details supplied by your hosting company.

NOTE: Appearance of cPanel does vary slightly depending on what theme your hosting company uses.
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2. Scroll down to the Database section of cPanel and click on MySQL Databases

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3. Create a database by entering the name WPMU and clicking create database

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4. Once the database has been created click on the Go Back link.

Note: the name of your database and user are both given the default prefix of your domain name. This is to ensure it has a unique name from other databases when it is stored on your host’s servers.

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5. Next create a new user by adding their username and password then click Create User.

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6. Once the user has been created click on the Go Back link

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7. Now add your user to your database by scrolling down to Add User to Database and click on Add.

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8. On the Manage User Privileges page select All Privileges.

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