On our local installation, we used a MySQL account that had permssions to create databases, the
root MySQL account. On your server, you may not be quite so fortunate, and may not have direct access to an account with such power.
Instead, you may have to work with your web server's control panel to create the database. Possibly your web hosting account can't actually create databases, and instead, your account comes set up with a number of databases that you will have to choose from for your Mambo database.
Once you have a blank database for Mambo selected, and have chosen a database user that has permissions to create tables in this database, you are ready to begin the installation process. Don't forget to make a note the details ...