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How to Resolve the "Installer Could Not Find Database User" Issue in cPanel


Many users encounter the error message "Installer could not find database user" when setting up a new database in cPanel. This issue is commonly caused by the database user not being correctly linked to the database. This article provides a step-by-step guide to resolving this issue efficiently and correctly.


Before proceeding, make sure you have:

  1. Access to your cPanel account.
  2. Basic understanding of MySQL databases.

Step-by-Step Solution

Step 1: Log into Your cPanel Account
  • Navigate to your cPanel login page and enter your credentials to log in.
Step 2: Locate the MySQL Databases Section
  • In the cPanel dashboard, scroll down to the "Databases" section and click on "MySQL Databases."
Step 3: Create a New Database
  1. Navigate to the "Create New Database" section.
  2. Enter your desired database name and click "Create Database."

Note: The database name will be prefixed by your cPanel username, for example: username_dbname.

Step 4: Create a New User
  1. Scroll down to the "MySQL Users" section.
  2. In the "Add New User" form, fill in the username and password fields.
  3. Click "Create User."

Note: Similar to the database, the username will also be prefixed by your cPanel username: username_user.

Step 5: Link the User to the Database
  1. Scroll down to the section labeled "Add User To Database."
  2. In the drop-down menus, select the user and database you've just created.
  3. Click "Add."

This is the crucial step that most people miss. Failing to complete this step will result in the error message "Installer could not find database user."

Step 6: Assign Privileges
  • You will be prompted to select the privileges you want to grant to the user. You can either select "ALL PRIVILEGES" or specify the types of actions the user is allowed to perform.
  • Click "Make Changes."


By following these steps meticulously, you should be able to resolve the "Installer could not find database user" error. It is imperative to remember to link the user to the database properly, as this is often the root cause of the issue.

For more complex queries or issues, feel free to consult our comprehensive knowledgebase or submit a ticket for further assistance.

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