May 122010
 

Just a heads up peeps…

With version 11.25.1, cPanel introduces the Database Mapping feature. This
feature lays the groundwork for providing more flexibility in naming databases
and database users.

In the past, cPanel has always appended an account’s username to any
database name or database username created by the account (for example, a
database might be named “user_dbname”). This changes with the
addition of the Database Mapping feature.

In cPanel 11.25.1, Database Mapping provides the following benefits:

    1. Accounts transferred from non-cPanel servers, such as those running Plesk
    or Ensim, will no longer have the cPanel account name added as a prefix to the
    names of databases and database users. This means applications like blogs and
    forums should work with minimal (or no) changes after transfer.

    2. Server owners can disable use of the database name prefix server-wide. If a
    server owner chooses this option, databases and database users will no longer
    be created with the cPanel account as a prefix (for example, a database could
    be named “dbase” instead of “user_dbase”). This option is
    not reversible.

Both the above features will make a server incompatible with older versions of
cPanel. If either

    1) a non-cPanel account is transferred to an 11.25.1 server or
    2) the server owner opts to disable prefixing, then that server will not be
    able to later downgrade to 11.25.0.

Likewise, transferring an account from a cPanel system that does not use the
database prefix to one that does (e.g., cPanel 11.25.1 with prefixing
disabled, to cPanel 11.25.0) will result in support issues. Databases and
database users whose names lack the prefix will not be manageable in the
cPanel interface.

Further information about Database Mapping will be published in the coming
weeks.

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