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Last modified on Sep 16, 2019 in general
You may have come across some plugins requiring a MySQL database. These plugins tend to generate a large amount of data and the most convenient way to store it is through the use of tables, similar to how you would store and manipulate data in a spreadsheet.
For each server you have, you can create a single database and as many tables as needed for your plugins for free. You can quickly create a database by access the respective servers details page and navigating over to the MySQL section on the left side menu. From there you create an manage your database and then use its information to link it to your plugins.
Most plugins require the same set of information in order to connect with the database. The following is what is presented on the panel along with a brief description.
Hostname (Host) – the ip address where the database is being stored
Database (Name) – which database to use because a server can have multiple databases
Username – the username with which to use in connecting to the database
Password – similar to the username, it is used for authentication purposes
When you generate a new password you will need to update the credentials of any plugin using this information.
NOTE: If you have any plugins that were dependent on having the MySQL database, they may stop working as intended.