If you are using a shared hosting server or a dedicated web server, your host may have provided you with a limited number of MySQL databases which are already established for you. In that case, you do not need to follow this section to set up a database from scratch. Instead, your hosting provider will have provided you with the following:
If you are using WampServer, XAMPP, MAMP, or if your host allows you to create your own databases, you will require phpMyAdmin to create a database for ExpressionEngine. phpMyAdmin is a free MySQL database management tool, providing the ability to create, drop, and manage MySQL databases.