The SHOW DATABASES privilege in a database system refers to the permission given to a user or program to access a list of all the available databases in the system. This allows a user to view, but not necessarily modify, the names of the databases stored on the server.
For security, SHOW DATABASES privilege is restricted on Web and Cloud hosting plans. Users can view only their own databases, ensuring privacy and data integrity within the hosting environment.
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