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Databases allow you to set up dynamic and powerful websites. The MySQL database is one of the most common database server types and is only available on a Windows hosting platform.

Follow these instructions to set up a database:

  1. 1. Access the Web Hosting Control panel. For help, please see How Do I Access the Web Hosting Control Panel?
  2. 2. Scroll down to the Configurations section, then click the Database Manager icon.
  3. 3. Click the MySQL Server icon.
  4. 4. Click the Add button.
  5. 5. Complete the required information and click OK.
  6. You have created a new database and are returned to the Database Manager.

Note: We recommend that you enable database backups. For more information, please see the Related Topics for the article on how to create a backup of your database.