Managing Databases

Creating a Database

  1. When logged in to the Control Panel, click Containers in the left menu.
  2. Then click Databases below that to bring you to the databases sub module.
  3. Click Add Databases in the top right.
  4. Choose a name fore your databse.
  5. Select which version of MySQL you want to use. (Currently we only offer 5.6 and 5.7).
  6. Select the Cloud Container server for the database to be created on.
  7. Choose the backup location. (This is where the database backups will reside inside the backup mounts).
  8. Click Add Database to start the creation process.

Viewing Database Data in The Browser

  1. When logged in to the Control Panel, click Containers in the left menu.
  2. Then click Databases below that to bring you to the databases sub module.
  3. Click the More Actions icon (•••) on the row of the database you would like to view.
  4. Click Database Admin in the dropdown menu.
  5. This will open a new tab with phpMyAdmin set up for your server.
  6. Enter your username and password and then click Go to open up your database.

Removing a Database

  1. When logged in to the Control Panel, click Containers in the left menu.
  2. Then click Databases below that to bring you to the databases sub module.
  3. Click the More Actions icon (•••) on the row of the database you would like to remove.
  4. Click Delete to bring up the confirmation modal.
  5. To confirm you wish to remove the database click Delete Database in the pop up modal.

Backing Up Your Database

When creating or updating a database you will be required to select a container to associate the database with. This specifies the location in which to backup the database to when a backup of your Cloud Container is performed. The backups for a database are stored within the backups directory for the corresponding container. For more information on where to find this, please refer to our article on cloud container backups.

Modifying the Backup Location

  1. When logged in to the Control Panel, click Containers in the left menu.
  2. Then click Databases below that to bring you to the databases sub module.
  3. Click the name of the database to bring up the database management screen.
  4. Use the selector underneath the "Backup Location" title to choose which container should house the database backup.
  5. Click Save Changes to update the backup location.