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How to install MIDAS - Create a new MySQL Database via cPanelBefore you install a self hosted edition of our MIDAS software, you will first need to create an empty MySQL database on your server for MIDAS to use. The following instructions describe how to setup a new MySQL database using cPanel.
If your server doesn't run cPanel, and has different server/MySQL management software, you may need to refer to the documentation that comes with it.
Alternatively, you can manually setup a MySQL database via the command line.
Step 1: Login to your cPanelOnce logged into cPanel, select the "MySQL® Databases" icon:
Step 2: Create New DatabaseEnter a desired internal name for your MIDAS database:
NOTE: You will need the name of this database when installing MIDAS
Step 3: Add New UserOnce you've created a database, create a new MySQL user:
NOTE: You will need this username/password when installing MIDAS
Step 4: Add The User To The DatabaseOnce you've created a database and a MySQL user, you will need to associate the user with the database:
Step 5: Set Account PrivilegesFinally, you will need to specify the permissions for that your MySQL user will have on your database. MIDAS requires the following privileges:
ALTER, CREATE, DELETE, DROP, INSERT, LOCK TABLES, SELECT, UPDATE
Once you've setup your MySQL database, you're ready to install MIDAS
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