How to create a database in Plesk

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Learn how to create a database in Plesk

In this article, we’re going to explain how you can create a database in Plesk. A database is a collection of data, accessible from a computer.


Step 1: Log into Plesk

Go to your client area and log in with your credentials.

client area

Navigate to My Dashboard and click on Webhosting. Click on the right Web hosting plan.

client area webhosting

Click on Login Details to see your login credentials.

client area credentials plesk

Click on the URL to log in.

Plesk login screen

Step 2: Create a database

Navigate to Databases on the left side panel, and click Add Database.

Plesk create database

  • Database name: the name you want to give your database.
  • Related sites: you can choose if you want to add a website to the database.
  • Database user name: the username you’ll log in with.
  • Password: the password you’ll log in with.
  • User has access to all databases within the selected subscription: if you check this checkbox, this user will be able to log into other databases within the same subscription.

Access control: 

  • Allow local connections only: only the local connections will be able to log in.
  • Allow remote connections from any host: you’ll be able to log in from any host, with a remote connection.
  • Allow remote connections from: allow remote connections from specific IP addresses or local hosts.

When everything is filled in, click OK to continue.

plesk add a database

If the database is successfully created, you will see a green bar at the top

plesk database created


Congratulations, you have successfully created a database in Plesk.

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