Fantastico creating wordpress databases incorrectly.

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I'm trying to install wordpress with fantastico on an addon domain. However, when fantastico tries to create the database it's creating it as "username_username_dbname" instead of "username_dbname". Of course the installation fails saying it cannot access the database because it's looking for the proper "username_dbname" database.
Tim S.

Hi leroy,

Thanks for posting your question. I'm more than happy to assist you. Our systems administrators have advised me they are working on the issue. As soon as they correct the issue, you'll be able to resume using Fantastico.

If you need to install WordPress now, you can manually install it. Here's a link to our article on installing WordPress manually:

Manually Installing WordPress

If you need further assistance please feel free to contact us.


Tim S

Fantastico, a feature in cPanel that helps you easily install programs to your account, is no longer available. As of September 17th, 2012, Fantastico has been replaced by Softaculous.

This article is being kept in our Support Center for our VPS and Dedicated Customers who may still be using Fantastico. For all other users, please see our Softaculous software installation guide for more help with installing programs such as WordPress and Joomla.