How to Rename MySQL Database through cPanel

March 11, 2023 / MySQL

This article explains how to rename MySQL database through cPanel. MySQL is a popular open-source relational database management system (RDBMS) that uses Structured Query Language (SQL) for managing data. It is widely used in web applications as a back-end database, powering many of the popular websites and web applications.

MySQL supports a wide range of platforms including Linux, Windows, and macOS, and can be used with many programming languages such as PHP, Java, and Python.

To rename a MySQL database via cPanel, you can follow these steps:

  1. Login to your cPanel account.
  2. Navigate to the “Databases” section and click on “MySQL Databases”.
  3. Scroll down to the “Current Databases” section and find the database you want to rename.
  4. Click on the “Rename” button under the “Action” column.
    Rename MySQL Database
  5. Enter the new name for the database in the “New name” field and click on the “Proceed” button.
    New name
  6. The page will reload and the name will be changed.

Note: Renaming a database can cause issues with any applications or websites that are connected to it. Make sure to update any configuration files or settings that reference the database with the new name. It is advised to back up your database before making any changes.

Also Read : How to Rename Files on Linux Using the Rename Command

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