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MySQL Database and user name convention
I cannot connect to my database locally or remotely, do I have the correct server, username and password?
Since we run a shared hosting environment, we uniquely identify your MySQL users to your account ONLY. We do this by attaching your system's username and an underscore("_") before all the MySQL databases and MySQL users YOU create.
In creating a New Database, you enter "db01"This applies to both your database name and database user, your password stays normal or is not pre-pended like the name or user.
The real database name: username_db01.
Things to keep in mind:
Database Server/Host Address:
- Your MySQL User can only be up to 7 characters long.
- You also need to remember to add your MySQL User to your database after the two are created.
If your script or program is going to be accessing our database locally, meaning script and database are on same account, the server/host address will always be: localhost, just like that, lowercase and one word.
If you are using Remote Database Management Software, the server would either be your domain name: example.com or the Shared Server IP (preferred choice). The shared server IP is found in the Stats section of the cPanel on left side.
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