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 mysqli query() or mysql_query() function to create or delete a MySQL database. This function takes two parameters and returns TRUE on success or FALSE on failure.



Sr.No. Parameter & Description


Required - SQL query to create a MySQL database.



Optional - Either the constant MYSQLI_USE_RESULT or MYSQLI_STORE_RESULT depending on the desired behavior. By default, MYSQLI_STORE_RESULT is used.


Try the following example to create a database −

Copy and paste the following example as mysql_example.php −

   <head><title>Creating MySQL Database</title></head>
         $dbhost = 'localhost';
         $dbuser = 'root';
         $dbpass = 'root@123';
         $mysqli = new mysqli($dbhost, $dbuser, $dbpass);
         if($mysqli->connect_errno ) {
            printf("Connect failed: %s<br />", $mysqli->connect_error);
         printf('Connected successfully.<br />');

         if ($mysqli->query("CREATE DATABASE TUTORIALS")) {
            printf("Database TUTORIALS created successfully.<br />");
         if ($mysqli->errno) {
            printf("Could not create database: %s<br />", $mysqli->error);


Access the mysql_example.php deployed on apache web server and verify the output.

Connected successfully.
Database TUTORIALS created successfully.