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How to add managed MySQL database on my existing WordPress Installation?

My website has grown faster and I need to scaled it up. I am thinking of adding managed database to my current installation. How to do this so my website don’t go down?

And, is it a good choice to improve backend performance?


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Hi @mdrofiqul-islam,

First, let me answer your last question, yes it is a good choice for improvement.

As to how to add it, first, you need to create the Database, you can check how to do that here:

https://docs.digitalocean.com/products/databases/mysql/how-to/

Once you have the Database created, you need to import a .SQL file taken from your current database there. You can check how to do that here:

https://docs.digitalocean.com/products/databases/mysql/how-to/import-databases/

After you have added the information you need to change the database settings in your wp-confing.php file on your Droplet where WordPress is:

https://docs.digitalocean.com/products/databases/mysql/how-to/connect/

That’s it, you now would’ve transferred your database to the Managed Database solution.