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How can i remove the database prefix when creating a database in mysql?

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2013-06-21 12:38 pm EST

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for shared hosting. (the business plan)
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2013-06-21 12:44 pm EST



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2013-06-21 1:21 pm EST
Hello Wesley,

Thanks for your question. Unfortunately, the database prefix cannot be removed. It is required as part of making the database unique on a shared server.

If you have any further questions or concerns please let us know.

Arnel C.

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I am aware that you can change it on cpanel using the cpanel.config file. Is there a cpanel-config file for users on a shared server?
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2013-06-21 2:10 pm EST
Hello Wesley,

The cpanel config file cannot be modified by users on a shared server, and the cpanel username is part of the database prefix, for example:

You can however, create separate cPanel accounts on a reseller account (VPS or Dedicated Server), and each cpanel can have a different username and database prefix to match.

Also, with a VPS or Dedicated server with Root access, or MySQL Root access, you have the ability to change the database prefix, or created databases. You can request MySQL root by sending an email request to live support at:, be sure to include either your current Amp password, or the last 4 digits of the current credit card that we have on file for verification.

If you have any further questions, feel free to post them below.
Thank you,

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2013-06-24 10:51 am EST
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