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If you want to install Open Classifieds, besides the required PHP, you will need a MySQL server with a database and a user name.

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To make your life easier, I am just collecting some videos, done by users, explaining this process in different panels.


To set up a database using the MySQL Database Wizard:

  1. In the New Database field, enter a name for the database.
  2. Click Next Step.
  3. In the Username field, enter a name for the user allowed to manage the database.
  4. In the Password field, type the user’s password.
  5. The password must be 7 letters or shorter.
  6. For help generating a strong password, click the Password Generator button.
  7. Retype the password in the Password (Again) field.
  8. Click Create User.
  9. Select the privileges you wish to grant the user, or select ALL PRIVILEGES.
  10. Click Next Step.
  11. Next, cPanel will display a message stating that the database and user account were successfully set up.




MySQL (advanced users)

Step 1: Login to MySQL ( you will need an account )

[email protected]:~$ mysql -u mysql_user -p
Enter password:

Step 2: Create the Database

mysql > create database db_name;

Step 3: Verify that it’s there

mysql > show databases;

Step 4: Create the User

mysql > create user db_user;

Step 5: Grant privileges while assigning the password

mysql > grant all on db_name.* to 'db_user'@'localhost' identified by 'db_password';

*Note: The localhost field usually doesn’t have to be edited, but you can set it to the specific address.

The above example grants All privileges, obviously. But you will likely want to limit privileges under many circumstances. These parameters include Select, Insert, and Delete.

Choose all that apply and separate by comma:

mysql > grant select, insert, delete on db_name.* to 'db_user'@'localhost' identified by 'db_password';

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Hope that was useful! If you want to know, how to use MySQLi properly read our article about this topic.


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