[development] Database creation on Install

dmitry danilevsky dmitry at danilevsky.com
Fri Nov 14 05:24:05 UTC 2008

On Friday 14 November 2008 07:17:39 Amy Stephen wrote:
> I apologize if this is not the appropriate place to ask this question but I
> am curious after checking out your fine development work.
> Why doesn't the Drupal Installation process try to create the database if
> it doesn't exist already? WordPress is the same. Joomla! will use the
> database if it exists - and create it, provided the ID has sufficient
> permissions. It's just another "make things easier" step (for both the
> "newbie" crowd, but also developers testing/working).
> I was curious if there were security concerns? Or, if it just never seemed
> to be someone's itch?
> Again, if I am out of place with this question, please let me know, and
> forgive my ignorance.
> Kind regards,
> Amy :)

becouse many of the hostings do not allow creating db from php-scripts.

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