Using WordPress to manage your websites or blogs is a great idea. WordPress is arguably the most popular content management systems in used today.

A basic Google search will display many more CMSs that you can use to manage your blogs, but by far, WordPress is the best.

This short tutorial is going to show you how to manually create WordPress databases using CPanel.

If you don’t know what CPanel is, it is hosting platform that let webmasters manage their website or blog infrastructure.

From managing domains, website content, databases and other features, CPanel allows you to do it from a single centralized control panel.

In fact, those that are new to blogging or managing websites are more likely to use CPanel to manage your sites then going the command-line route.

This is also true for new webmasters… it’s possible to create a fully functioning WordPress blog automatically by using CPanel’s  Softaculous Apps Installer.

By using the installer, a fully functioning WordPress site will be created as well as the databases and all configurations automatically. No need to mess with manually setting up stuff yourself.

On the other hand, if you wish to customize your WordPress installation, then you’ll have to manually create and configure all the settings yourself.

We’ve previously shown you how to install WordPress on Ubuntu and other OS. Below is one of the posts we’ve written on installing WordPress.

How To Install WordPress On CentOS Servers

Now, to manually create WordPress’ databases in CPanel, follow the steps below.

First, logon to your CPanel account, then go to the database section show below.

cpanel databases for wordpress

On the next screen, create a new database by typing the database name and clicking Create Database.

create wordpress databases on cpanel

After that, a brand new database will be created and ready to use.

The  next thing after creating a database is to create a database user. This account will be used to manipulate the content stored in the database.

create cpanel database user

Now that the database is created, create a database user by typing the username and password, then clicking Create User.

Doing that will create a database user.

The final step in this process is to give the user account created above access to the database. Without explicit database access, no content will be stored.

To give access, click Add 


Then give the user all the rights to manage the database and click Make Changes


That’s all!

This is how to manually create database and database user in CPanel.

In our next tutorial, we’ll show you how to configure WordPress to use the database above.