MySQL - Create Database


Create Database Using mysqladmin

You would need special privileges to create or to delete a MySQL database. So assuming you have access to the root user, you can create any database using the mysql mysqladmin binary.


Here is a simple example to create a database called TUTORIALS

[root@host]# mysqladmin -u root -p create TUTORIALS
Enter password:******

This will create a MySQL database called TUTORIALS.

Create a Database using PHP Script

PHP uses mysql_query function to create or delete a MySQL database. This function takes two parameters and returns TRUE on success or FALSE on failure.


bool mysql_query( sql, connection );

S. No. Parameter & Description
sql Required - SQL query to create or delete a MySQL database
connection Optional - if not specified, then the last opened connection by mysql_connect will be used.


The following example to create a database −

      <title>Creating MySQL Database</title>
         $dbhost = 'localhost:3036';
         $dbuser = 'root';
         $dbpass = 'rootpassword';
         $conn = mysql_connect($dbhost, $dbuser, $dbpass);
         if(! $conn ) {
            die('Could not connect: ' . mysql_error());
         echo 'Connected successfully<br />';
         $retval = mysql_query( $sql, $conn );
         if(! $retval ) {
            die('Could not create database: ' . mysql_error());
         echo "Database TUTORIALS created successfully\n";