Granting account access to multiple databases


Aug 1, 2019
Overland Park, KS
cPanel Access Level
Root Administrator
I’m trying to share a database between two domains. I have two sites, let’s call them siteA and siteB. Each site has it’s own cpanel account (siteA_user and siteB_user) and each site has it’s own database (siteA_db and siteB_db) which reside on the same server.

siteA is an interactive site that allows the users to enter and maintain orders. We are now developing siteB to be a management overview tool of siteA (and other sites but we will retrieve data via apis as they are on different servers). I am trying to setup access to siteA_db for siteB_user so data can be retrieved for use in creating activity statistics.

My dilemma is how can I grant siteB_user access to siteA_db so data retrieval can be accomplished using a query (select * from siteA_db.table where criteria). I saw an old thread “Can a domain communicate with database on another account?” and I was following the steps in the Details section as I though it better to have WHM setup things than to try to edit files.

It looks like I’m using WHM version 76.0.22 (as stated on the top of the page). I select SQL Services->Database Map Tools. From the displayed list of accounts I select siteB and click the Select button. I then entered siteB_db,siteA_db in the Database names field and clicked the Submit button. At this point I am getting a message display indicating siteA_db already has an owner and siteB_user does not have permission to select on siteA_db.

How can I setup an account to access multiple database while leaving the existing accounts un-effected. These are just two of the accounts on this server as we have several others but I am only interested in these two.

Henry Carter

Active Member
Jul 31, 2019
cPanel Access Level
Website Owner
Hi Dave,

In order to achieve this we have an option as root user to map the DB of other site DB user using the below commandline "GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON dbTest.* To 'user'@'hostname' IDENTIFIED BY 'password';" But I believe this will make conflict while running the site assignend with the DB user(siteA_user) of the other site database(siteB_db). Ofcourse while using "WHM >> Home >> SQL Services >> Database Map Tool" will show error "Already owned by other user".