Occasionally, you may need to reset your database password as a security or maintenance measure. If you are experiencing errors connecting to your database, resetting the password is a good step to ensure that you are using the correct password.
This tutorial will guide you through the process of resetting your database password using cPanel. If you are not using Hostifire Hosting or your hosting provider does not use cPanel, you should contact them for instructions on resetting database passwords within their system.
Reset a database password within cPanel:
To reset a database user password, follow these steps:
- Log in to your cPanel account.
- Under the Databases section, click on the MySQL Databases link.
- Scroll down to the Current Users section and locate the user assigned to the database that requires a password reset.
- Click on the Set Password icon in the Actions column for that user.
- On the MySQL Account Maintenance page, enter the old password for the user and the new password you want to use.
- Click the Change Password button to save the changes.
If you don’t remember the current password for your MySQL user, you can find it listed in your software’s configuration file, such as wp-config.php or configuration.php, and try that. Alternatively, you can delete the database user, create a new user with the desired password, and then assign the new user to the database again.