Database Name

i am new to concrete5, just downloaded it. I put it on my server and went to the url. It asks me for a database name. What database??? Please help.

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Blenderite replied on at Permalink Best Answer Reply
Hi DogLover,

Welcome to Concrete5!!!

Here is a great article on installing Concrete5:

The database is usually made by going to you phpMyAdmin and creating it there. It is a very simple process.

When you open it, click on the databases tab at the top. You should see Create Database. Type in your database name, usually something relevant, such as concrete5 or something like that. Then click the Create button.

Now go back to the installation page and fill it out. The rest of the info you can get from your hosting service provider.

I hope this helps!

kjhdf replied on at Permalink Reply
Thanks for the quick reply Blenderite!

Thanks for the link, it helped a lot. If I name my database concrete5, and if I build another site in the future, could I use the same database for both the current one and any others I make, or do I have to make separate databases?
Blenderite replied on at Permalink Reply
No, you can not use the same database for multiple sites. The reason being, each site stores info in certain tables in the database. If you try to put more than one site per database, there will the a lot of tables with the same names. If you edit one site, it could replace the data that the other site wrote into that database. Hence one of the sites would show up incorrectly.

Always use separate databases for you sites.

kjhdf replied on at Permalink Reply
Ok, that is what I thought, just wanted to make sure. Thanks to you Concrete is now installing!
mhawke replied on at Permalink Reply
It won't install over the same database anyways. You will get a warning that there are already tables in the database.