Integrating a MySQL database with your Minecraft server can enhance its functionality, especially for plugins that require database usage. This guide will explain how to create, remove, and manage a MySQL database using the Pterodactyl Panel.

Creating a MySQL Database

Step 1: Access the Pterodactyl Panel

  • Log in to your Pterodactyl Panel where your Minecraft server is hosted.

Step 2: Navigate to Databases

  • In the server dashboard, locate and click on the 'Databases' section.

Step 3: Create a New Database

  • Click on 'New Database'.

  • Fill out the required fields to create your database, including the database name and remote connection details.

  • Once created, note down the database credentials: hostname, username, database name, and password.

Removing a MySQL Database

  • Go back to the 'Databases' section in the Pterodactyl Panel.

  • Locate the database you wish to remove and click on the delete option.

  • Confirm the deletion. Be cautious as this is irreversible and will delete all data within the database.

Using phpMyAdmin

phpMyAdmin is a free software tool that allows you to manage MySQL databases through a browser interface.

Accessing phpMyAdmin

  • Find the phpMyAdmin URL provided by your hosting service, often found in the hosting dashboard or Pterodactyl Panel.

  • Log in using your database credentials.

Managing Your Database in phpMyAdmin

  • Once logged in, you can create tables, import data, run SQL queries, and more.

  • phpMyAdmin offers a user-friendly interface for database management, suitable for both beginners and advanced users.


Using a MySQL database with your Minecraft server can significantly enhance its capabilities. The Pterodactyl Panel makes it straightforward to create and manage databases, while phpMyAdmin offers a powerful tool for database administration.

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