Managing SQL Server 2012 Databases with WebsitePanel

Unlike other hosting control panels, WebsitePanel not only enables you to create Microsoft SQL Server 2012 databases but also provides an ability to backup and restore databases.

Creating Databases

  • Login to WebsitePanel
  • Select Databases | SQL Server 2012


  • Select Create Database
  • Provide a name for your database and click Save button


  • Select Create User
  • Provide a username, password and associate with the database by selecting the database name from the Default Database drop down. You should also select the checkbox located near the database name.


You can now make use of Microsoft SQL Server 2012 or Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Express from your computer to access and manage the database remotely using either the IP address or host name. You will get the required information if you select the relevant database name as shown below


In order to take a backup of your database, select your database name and click on the Maintenance Tools panel


Select the Backup button, provide a backup filename and click Backup button. Alternatively, you can either download the backup or save it on the server where your site is hosted.


You can easily restore a SQL Server backup by selecting the Restore button. You can either upload a backup file by selecting the Browse button or locate the backup from the server.


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2 Comments on Managing SQL Server 2012 Databases with WebsitePanel

  1. Eaton says:

    When will SQL 2012 databases be available for existing ASP accounts? I still only see 2008 in my control panel.

  2. Bryan Bensing says:

    Same here. I can only see MSSQL 2008!

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