How to Repair a Database

If a database crashes or otherwise becomes unresponsive you may need to repair it to restore functionality back to your site. This article will explain how to repair a MySQL database from within cPanel. Please note that you’ll need to be logged into cPanel before proceeding any further. If you’re not certain how to do this, please refer to the following guide: How to access cPanel


How do I Repair my Database in cPanel?

To repair your database in cPanel please refer to the following steps.


  1. Select MySQL Databases


Showing MySQL Databases location in cPanel


  1. Under Modify Databases select the database that is experiencing issues
  2. Click Check Database


Check Database option in cPanel


This should reveal the cause of the problem. If the database is marked as crashed then please proceed.


  1. Under Modify Databases select the database that was marked as crashed
  2. Click the Repair Database button


Showing the Repair Database option in cPanel


Once the process is complete, the database should be repaired, and your site should begin loading as expected.


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