What are my MySQL database settings?

Q: I am installing MySQL-based software, and it is asking for the following information:


1) MySQL Server (host or ip):

2) MySQL Username: 

3) Password: 


Can you please help me identify these values?


A: Before you enter this information you need to create a database on your account using Cpanel control panel:


We recommend using MySQL database wizard in Cpanel:




It is important to add a database user to the database once you have created both in Cpanel.


Once the database / database user are correctly created and setup you can proceed to your script's installation and enter the required details:


MySQL host: localhost (or you can enter your primary domain name)

MySQL Database Name: the name of the database you created in Cpanel (format: "accountusername_databasename" )

MySQL Database Username: your database user's username (format: "accountusername_databaseuser")

MySQL Database Password: the password you selected when creating database user (not your account's main password)

MySQL Database Table Prefix: accountusername_

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