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XAMPP: How to Create MySQL Database using XAMPP


This tutorial explains the steps to create a MySQL database using XAMPP, a popular cross-platform web server solution that includes Apache, MySQL, PHP, and Perl.

Creating a MySQL Database in XAMPP


No specific syntax is required for this task. We'll be using the XAMPP control panel and phpMyAdmin.


  1. Start XAMPP and ensure that the Apache and MySQL services are running.
  2. Open your web browser and go to http://localhost/phpmyadmin/.
  3. Log in with your MySQL username and password (default is often root with no password).
  4. Click on "Databases" in the phpMyAdmin interface.
  5. Enter a name for your new database in the "Create database" field.
  6. Choose a default collation or leave it as the default.
  7. Click the "Create" button.


You should see a success message indicating that the database was created successfully.


XAMPP simplifies the process of creating a MySQL database by providing a user-friendly interface through phpMyAdmin. This tool allows you to manage MySQL databases through a web-based interface.


  • Web Development: Create databases for your web applications during development.
  • Testing and Prototyping: Quickly set up databases for testing and prototyping purposes.
  • Learning: Understand the basics of database creation for educational purposes.

Important Points

  • Ensure that XAMPP is running, and both Apache and MySQL services are started.
  • The phpMyAdmin interface makes it easy to manage MySQL databases graphically.
  • Provide a meaningful name for your database to enhance organization.


Creating a MySQL database using XAMPP is a straightforward process thanks to the user-friendly interface provided by phpMyAdmin. Whether you're developing web applications, testing, or learning about databases, XAMPP makes it easy to set up and manage MySQL databases on your local machine.

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