MariaDB – Create Database

MariaDB – Create Database

Creation or deletion of databases in MariaDB requires privileges typically only given to root users or admins. Under these accounts, you have two options for creating a database − the mysqladmin binary and a PHP script.

mysqladmin binary

The following example demonstrates the use of the mysqladmin binary in creating a database with the name Products

[root@host]# mysqladmin -u root -p create PRODUCTS
Enter password:******

PHP Create Database Script

PHP employs the mysql_query function in creating a MariaDB database. The function uses two parameters, one optional, and returns either a value of “true” when successful, or “false” when not.


Review the following create database script syntax −

bool mysql_query( sql, connection );

The description of the parameters is given below −

S.No Parameter & Description
1 sql

This required parameter consists of the SQL query needed to perform the operation.

2 connection

When not specified, this optional parameter uses the most recent connection used.

Try the following example code for creating a database −

      <title>Create a MariaDB Database</title>

         $dbhost = 'localhost:3036';
         $dbuser = 'root';
         $dbpass = 'rootpassword';
         $conn = mysql_connect($dbhost, $dbuser, $dbpass);
         if(! $conn ) {
            die('Could not connect: ' . mysql_error());

         echo 'Connected successfully<br />';
         $retval = mysql_query( $sql, $conn );
         if(! $retval ) {
            die('Could not create database: ' . mysql_error());

         echo "Database PRODUCTS created successfullyn";

On successful deletion, you will see the following output −

mysql> Database PRODUCTS created successfully 
| Database              | 
| PRODUCTS              | 

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