How to Create a MySQL Database User in cPanel

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The process of how to create a MySQL database user in cPanel is important for those operating their environments with multiple users. When setting up a new database, a single user gets created. This tutorial walks you through creating a new MySQL database user in cPanel.


  • A server with cPanel.
  • cPanel login credentials.
  • Log into cPanel.
  • A previously created MySQL database.

How to Create a MySQL Database User in cPanel

1. Log into cPanel.

2. Click the MySQL Databases icon.

3. Under Add New User, enter a username and password for the new user and click Create User.

4. A confirmation message displays once the new database user is created.

Wrapping Up

Following the steps on how to create a MySQL database user in cPanel helps you quickly create a user for your databases. Those with multiple users accessing databases can create as many users as necessary to assign to them.

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Check out the next article in our MySQL tutorial series on How To Assign a User to a MySQL Database in cPanel.

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About the Author: Ronald Caldwell

Ron is a Technical Writer at Liquid Web working with the Marketing team. He has 9+ years of experience in Technology. He obtained an Associate of Science in Computer Science from Prairie State College in 2015. He is happily married to his high school sweetheart and lives in Michigan with her and their children.

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