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Joomla 2.5: Lesson 6 - Database Installation - Control Panel

It's now time to create your database at your web host and there are three possible ways this can be done. These days most web hosts provide an online control panel where this is done and this method is demonstrated in this lesson. However if you don't have this option and instead your host provides a tool called phpMyAdmin, skip this video and move to lesson 7. Or if you are really unlucky (or you know what you're doing!) you might have to control your account using a command line in which case jump to lesson 8.