Just let me create a database


I signed up with DreamHost two days ago. When I try to add a MySQL database, it says “that name is already taken.” But I don’t have any databases!

Any ideas?

that’s system wide.

Create a name that no one will think of. Remember the database name is not the host name. So don’t get too crazy about names. I name mine after singers I like :slight_smile:


I usually name things in the following format:-


makes it easier and more likely that it will be available to use


Oh, I get it… Thanks Madbob and wjd for your help.