Is MySQL Root account really required? Any Way Around That if So?

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by chy, Oct 11, 2013.

  1. chy

    chy New Member

    I am configuring a CentOS cloud server and using a Rackspace cloud MySQL database server.

    The root account on the cloud DB server is disabled by default. I can enable it but apparently it opens some potential issues that Rackspace won't cover with support once it is enabled.

    Does ISPConfig require a MySQL db in order to function?

    If so can I pre-configure that DB and manually setup the connection with ISPConfig instead of letting the installer do it with the root account?

    Since I won't really need to let ISPConfig setup any user databases for me, can I disable that feature?

  2. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    ispconfig manages mysql users and create new databases for clients. This requires root permissions in mysql.

    Theoretically you can do that. But you will have to read trough the complete installer code and do all the modifications that the installer does in the mysql database manually then. Installing just the sql dump will not create a working installation. Also you wont be abe to install any ispconfig updates.

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