Please clarify MySQL database terminology

donlange

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When a cPanel account creates its first mysql database, is that the process of creating a MySQL instance?

Is each successive mysql database that is created under the same cPanel account referred to as a MySQL instance?

Thanks,
Don
 

donlange

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That's correct.
Both statements are correct? A MySQL database is synonymous with a MySQL instance? I think of an instance as an object of a class with respect to OOP, but am having trouble relating that to database servers and databases.

If the Package your account is on is permitted 5 Databases, you'll only be able to create 5 Databases.
I am the WHM administrator on my VPS, how do I set the maximum number of databases per cPanel account?

BTW, is there a way to edit a message here after one has posted it?

Thanks,
Don
 

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Both statements are correct? A MySQL database is synonymous with a MySQL instance? I think of an instance as an object of a class with respect to OOP, but am having trouble relating that to database servers and databases.
Yes, and no. Going by the original post, it reads like you're asking about databases, but using the word instance, incorrectly. So I ignored that word. To be more clear:

When a cPanel account creates its first mysql database, is that the process of creating a MySQL instance?
It's called, creating a database.

Is each successive mysql database that is created under the same cPanel account referred to as a MySQL instance?
You're creating another database.

Are you looking to run multiple instances / installations of MySQL on your server, is that it?
/http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.0/en/multiple-servers.html


I am the WHM administrator on my VPS, how do I set the maximum number of databases per cPanel account?
When you create Packages, you set the number of Databases that Package can have. Depending on who is creating the Packages, root or Reseller, you might need to modify your settings for that, here:
Home » Resellers » Edit Reseller Nameservers and Privileges, Package Privileges

BTW, is there a way to edit a message here after one has posted it?

Thanks,
Don
You have one hour to modify a post I believe. Longer than that, just post a new message and ask for it to be merged if you like.