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How to install MIDAS - Create a new MySQL Database via cPanel

Before you install MIDAS, you will need to create a blank MySQL database on your server. The following instructions describe how to setup a 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 cPanel

Once logged into cPanel, select the "MySQL® Databases" icon:
cPanel MySQL Databases

Step 2: Create New Database

Enter a desired internal name for your MIDAS database:
NOTE: You will need the name of this database when installing MIDAS
Create new MySQL Database

Step 3: Add New User

Once you've created a database, create a new MySQL user:
NOTE: You will need this username/password when installing MIDAS
Add new MySQL user

Step 4: Add The User To The Database

Once you've created a database and a MySQL user, you will need to associate the user with the database:
Add MySQL user to databases

Step 5: Set Account Privileges

Finally, 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, SELECT, UPDATE
Set MySQL database permissions

Once you've setup your MySQL database, you're ready to install MIDAS

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