What Database Does WordPress Use?

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Can WordPress connect to a database?

WordPress uses MySQL as its database management system, which is a software installed on your WordPress hosting server.

Your WordPress database is also stored on the same server.

However, if you are on a VPS hosting plan or a dedicated server, then you can use command line tools to locate the database.

How do I find my WordPress database?

In case you need to manage your WordPress database and you are not sure what is your database name, you can easily find out by opening your WordPresss wp-config. php file. You can access it through your cPanel -> File Manager and it will be in the main WordPress folder. When you open the wp-config.

How do I create a database in WordPress?

Using cPanel #

  • Log in to your cPanel.
  • Click MySQL Database Wizard icon under the Databases section.
  • In Step 1. Create a Database enter the database name and click Next Step.
  • In Step 2. Create Database Users enter the database user name and the password.
  • In Step 3.
  • In Step 4.

How many MySQL databases do I need for WordPress?

So, you don’t really need to worry about the number of databases for your wordpress install. Hello, If you want to run WordPress.. either on your local system or on a server, the database requirement is just 1 for each wordpress install.”

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