The next couple of steps involves setting up the database for the application. This could get a bit tricky for non-technical users.
The following details are needed to configure your application with a database.
- Database Host
- Database Name
- Database Username
- Database Password
These fields are highlighted in the image above. Now when using an online server you can use your root username and password to automatically create a database.
Another way is to create the database manually. This can be done by MySQL database wizard depending on your server. Once you have created the database you can add a database user to it.
Create a database user with a password. Make sure you note all these details as it will be necessary in this step of installation. In some cases you might have to link the user to the database, while doing this make sure you have checked 'All Privileges' as the system will need all this to run properly.
In some cases, the host might need to be changed from 'localhost'. This is only needed if the server uses a remote database. For example, some goDaddy accounts may have their databases hosted by Starfield. You can get the host details from your server account manager or from the database login.
A successful database connection will let you move on to the next step shown below.
Please be patient as this step might take a couple of minutes depending on your server performance as the tables required for the application are created here. Check out Part 3 of this article to see the final stages of installation.