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How To Create a Database

You can create a MSSQL (Microsoft SQL) or MySQL database on your account using the simple steps below. To restore a database from a backup view the How To Restore a Database doc.

To create a database:

  1. Log in to your GearHost Account
  2. Click the Databases menu
  3. Click the Create Database button
  4. Enter a desired database name
  5. Select the database Plan and Type
  6. Click the Create Empty Database button to complete

Connect to your database:

Congrats you now have a new database! To connect to your MSSQL database view the How To Connect To a MSSQL Database doc. To connect to your MySQL database view the How To Connect To a MySql Database doc.

Database Collation

Database Collation for MSSQL database can be set during the creation process. If you have an existing database you will need to open a support ticket so we can change the collation. During database creation follow steps 1 - 5 above, scroll down and select "Options". Once selected you will be able to select your desired collation from a dropdown menu.

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