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Creating a website using Joomla – Part 15

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Change Your Joomla Database Login

This article we will show you how to change or verify the database login to your Joomla site. You will sometimes need to do this if:

  • Their site can’t access the database
  • They’ve been hacked and need to make the site more secure

Login to Your Hosting Account

 

Access Your Database Area

 

Create a New Database User

Be sure to take a careful note of your password.

 

Add the New User to Your Database

Make sure to choose the correct user and the correct database, then click “Add”.

 

Give the New User All Privileges

 

Login to Your File Manager

 

Open Configuration.php

This is the file that connects your Joomla files to your database. It needs to have the correct username and password.

 

Update the User and Password Details

Scroll down until you see the $user and $password fields. Insert the information you created earlier. Then click “Save” and check the front of your site to ensure everything is working correctly.

Your valuable comments after reading this article will be highly appreciated. Also, if you have any issues in joomla you could email to harsha@vishmitha.com or Supporting Forum to get the assist.

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Harsha Gomes is the Managing Director of Vishmitha.com and Winhost Inc. He is a past employee of CINTEC, Ministry of Economic Reforms&Science&Technology, Pathfinder Holdings (Pvt) Ltd, and Sannasa Media (Pvt) Ltd. He has experience in PHP,AJAX, Flex, HTML,CSS, Javascript, MySQL, Joomla, Payment Integration, Smarty, PHPBB, Magento, OS Commerce. He is an expert in developing websites using the CMS tool Joomla.

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