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WordPress: How to Update Database Connection Strings

  1. Log into your account Hosting Summary.
    Domains Tab
  2. On the left pane, click MySQL Management.
    MySQL Management
  3. Here, you can see a list of databases that you've created. To view the details of a particular database, click the Manage link adjacent to it.
    Database list
  4. From the Database Details screen, you can view the following: 
a. DataBase Name
b. Server Name
c. Username
Database details

How to Update Database Connection Strings

Important: Make sure that you preserve spaces and other coding characters when modifying your connection strings.

  1. Log in to your account Hosting Summary.
    Domains Tab
  2. Go to File Manager.
  3. On the left pane of your File Manager. Select the WordPress folder of the website that you want to update.
    Select the WordPress folder
  4. Locate your website's wp-config.php, then click on the three-dot menu and select Edit.
    Locate your website's wp-config.php
  5. Locate the following lines of code:
// ** MySQL settings - You can get this info from your web host ** //
/** The name of the database for WordPress */
define('DB_NAME', 'database_name');

/** MySQL database username */
define('DB_USER', 'database_username');

/** MySQL database password */
define('DB_PASSWORD', 'DatabasePassword');

/** MySQL hostname */
define('DB_HOST', 'database.hostname');
Change the values in bold to match your database settings.

6. Click the Save button.
Save button

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