Rackspace Cloud Sites Essentials - MSSQL Databases
Note: This article is written for our Cloud Sites Control Panel. You can get to it from the Cloud Control Panel by clicking Rackspace Cloud in the upper-left corner and selecting Cloud Sites. You can also navigate directly to https://manage.rackspacecloud.com/.
In this article we are going to learn how to add a MSSQL database to your website in Cloud Sites. The process is fairly simple so let’s jump in and add our first database.
Log in to the Rackspace Cloud Control Panel.
Navigate to Hosting > Cloud Sites.
From the list of domains, select the website for which a new MSSQL database needs to be added.
Click the Features tab.
In the Databases section click Add button.
Enter a database name.
Choose a database type as SQL_Server_2008 and click Continue.
Note: The prefix of the database name is generated for the user by Cloud Sites. The database name is a combination of the prefix and the identifier.
Provide a database user name, a password and then click Finish.
Note: The prefix of the database user name is generated by Cloud Sites. The database user name will be a combination of the prefix and the identifier.
A clock icon is displayed while the database completes setup, click on the Features tab to refresh status.
Confirm that the new database is active verifying that the status column has a green check mark icon next to the database name.
**Note:** This process can take a few moments to complete. If your database does not have a green check mark next to it in excess of 10 minutes and you are still experiencing a problem, please do not hesitate to contact our technical support 24x7 via phone, chat or by submitting a ticket through your control panel.
Congratulations! You have added a Microsoft SQL database to your website! In the next article we will learn how to start working with the new MSSQL database.
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