Rackspace Cloud Sites Essentials - MSSQL Databases

Note: This article is written for our Cloud Sites Control Panel. You can get to it from the Cloud Control Panel by clicking your name in the upper-right corner and selecting Cloud Sites Control Panel.

In this article we are going to learn how to add a MSSQL database to your website in Cloud Sites. The process is fairly simple so let's jump in and add our first database. 

  • From the list of domains click on the website for which a new MSSQL database needs to be added.
  • Click on the Features tab

  • In the Databases section click Add button
  • Enter a database name
  • Choose a database type as SQL_Server_2008 and click Continue
NOTE: The prefix of the database name is generated for the user by Cloud Sites. The database name is a combination of the prefix and the identifier.
  • Provide a database user name, a password and then click Finish

NOTE: The prefix of the database user name is generated by Cloud Sites. The database user name will be a combination of the prefix and the identifier.

  • A clock icon is displayed while the database completes setup, click on the Features tab to refresh status

  • Confirm that the new database is active verifying that the status column has a green check mark icon next to the database name

NOTE: This process can take a few moments to complete. If your database does not have a green check mark next to it in excess of 10 minutes and you are still experiencing a problem, please do not hesitate to contact our technical support 24x7 via phone, chat or by submitting a ticket through your control panel.


Congratulations! You have added a Microsoft SQL database to your website! In the next article we will learn how to start working with the new MSSQL database. 


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