I just registered to webfaction using the birthday promo, yay!
Right now I'm moving all my files and database from my previous hosting, dreamhost.
I found out that the database name limitation in webfaction is really limitating.
I'm using donnykurnia as my username, so with underscore, it will leave only 4 character for database name. When I'm registering, I do not see any notes about this, because if I see it, I might choose shorter username.
In dreamhost, I could set the database name longer than 16 character, so I believe this is not the limitation of MySQL.
Could webfaction do something about this?
asked Feb 11 '12 at 09:34
This is well-requested and the new databases UI that we are working on will get rid of the limitation of having to have the username at the start of your database name.
answered Feb 11 '12 at 09:51
It is all about conventions.
you could also use the first 3 letters in unix style as abbreviations: for example, if you need different customer or user databases, they night be called: