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How To Change a MySQL Database User’s Password in cPanel?

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May it be website software such as WordPress and Drupal, or database management software such as Workbench, they need a database user and the password so that the user can access your database. In case you don’t remember the password for your database user, it is possible to set a new password from inside of cPanel.

Note: Another option to resetting the MySQL password is to find the existing password in your site’s configuration file.

Steps to Set a New Password for Your MySQL User

For setting a new password for a MySQL database user:

  1. Log into cPanel and in the Databases section, click on MySQL Databases.
  2. In the Current Users section, click on Set/Change Password next to the desired database user.
  3. Then enter a new password, re-enter the password and click on the Change Password button.

Note: You can also use the generate password button to randomly generate a secure password.

Re-Configuring Your Code

In case you need to reset the password to fix a website installation, it is important to update the site’s configuration file. After the configuration file is updated to reflect the new password, the site should work as it did earlier.

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