How To Create a MySQL Database using XAMPP

This tutorial assumes that you have XAMPP 1.7.3 installed. The procedure should be the same for other versions of XAMPP.

 

Many applications, such as Pretashop, Joomla!, Magento require an SQL database as part of their setup. With XAMPP installed, this is easy to do. Please the following steps:

Step 1: Open your browser and enter http://localhost/phpmyadmin. This will bring you to the MySQL setup page:

create-database

Step 2: Enter a name for the database, then click on the Create button. The name must be 64 characters or less and composed of letters, numbers and underscores. Avoid using numbers at the start of the name. A good name should indicate the purpose of the database. For example: your_database

create-database

Step 3: Ensure the database was successfully created:

create-database

Thank you for reading this documentation!

  • Gregory Ochola

    thank you for the help.