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How to manage databases and database users in Plesk

This article describes how to use Plesk to manage databases and database users. You can add, modify, and delete databases and users, as well as manage user database privileges.

Creating a database

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To create a database, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to Plesk.
    If you do not know how to log in to your Plesk account, please see this article.
  2. In the left sidebar, click Databases. The Databases page appears.
  3. Click Add Database. The Add a Database page appears.
  4. In the Database name text box, type the database name that you want to use.
  5. In the Database server list box, select the type of database you want to create.
  6. In the Related site list box, select a site to associate with the new database, or accept the default value.
  7. To create a user for the database, under Users, select the Create a database user check box.
    If you do not create a user now, you can add a user to the database later.
  8. In the Database user name text box, type the username that you want to use.
  9. In the New password and Confirm password text boxes, type a password for the database user.
    Alternatively, you can click Generate and Plesk generates a random, strong password for you.
  10. Click OK. Plesk creates the database.

Deleting a database

  1. Log in to Plesk.
    If you do not know how to log in to your Plesk account, please see this article.
  2. In the left sidebar, click Databases. The Databases page appears.
  3. In the section for the database that you want to remove, click Remove Database.
  4. To confirm database removal, click Yes. Plesk removes the database.

Adding a user to a database

  1. Log in to Plesk.
    If you do not know how to log in to your Plesk account, please see this article.
  2. In the left sidebar, click Databases. The Databases page appears.
  3. Click User Management. The Database Users page appears.
  4. Click Add Database User. The Adding Database User page appears.
  5. In the Database server list box, select the type of database the new user will be assigned to.
  6. In the Database user name text box, type the username that you want to use.
  7. In the New password and Confirm password text boxes, type a password for the database user.
    Alternatively, you can click Generate and Plesk generates a random, strong password for you.
  8. In the Database list box, select a database to assign the new user to, or accept the default.
  9. Click OK. Plesk adds the user to the specified database.

Managing database user privileges

  1. Log in to Plesk.
    If you do not know how to log in to your Plesk account, please see this article.
  2. In the left sidebar, click Databases.
  3. Click User Management.
  4. Click the name of the database user you want to manage.
  5. To change the database user's password, in the New password and Confirm password text boxes, type a password for the database user.
    Alternatively, you can click Generate and Plesk generates a random, strong password for you.
  6. To change the database to which the user is assigned, select a database in the Database list box.
  7. To change the database user's privileges for the selected database, in the Role list box select an access level.
  8. Click OK. Plesk updates the user's privileges for the database.