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  • Ok, so I have a few mysql databases set up through godaddy, but I haven’t touched them in awhile and I forget my password. I have tried changing the password for each individual database, but it still doesn’t let me log in then through the “manage via phpmyadmin” button. It keeps saying wrong password. I am 100% sure my password it right since I have tried changing it multiple times.

    I don’t understand how it is set up. I have 3 databases; is there a separate password for each database? I can’t log into any of them, even after changing the password on one of all of them.

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  • open the -wp-config.php for each of your installs
    this will show your database password

    I’ve done that, and like I thought, both my username and password were exactly right. Is there some kind of universal password or username or something? I haven’t been able to log into any 3 of my databases for the last 2 days.

    My sites can connect to the database just fine… but I can’t. When I try to log in it keeps saying I have the wrong password, even though I’m using the same username/password combo that is in my wpconfig file. I’m trying to log in through Godaddy’s hosting control center… which leads me to a site from Starfield technologies called phpmyadmin. Any ideas?

    Sounds to me like the problem might be with the remote access host permissions.. where you are trying to connect from. Since your blogs are accessing it fine, then the username and password must be correct; however, it may not be allowing it if the IP address or host of wherever you are connecting from is not allowed.

    For example, for me to connect to my Databases on my webhost from my PC, I had to add my PC’s IP address to the Remote MySQL Access Host list.

    I would check with GoDaddy to make sure the host that their phpMyAdmin service is on is allowed to access these databases, if it’s not on the same server as the databases.


    There are a number of factors that could lead to an issue such as this. If you have multiple installs of WordPress on your hosting account with multiple databases, it may be possible that you reviewed the wrong wp-config.php file. Additionally, there may be an issue with your cookies being bad or non-existent which can cause such a problem. Finally, you may just try resetting login credentials through the Go Daddy Hosting Control Center for your specific database. Be sure to update your info in your wp-config.php file afterward.

    Should you continue to have issues, consider running this by support directly so they can dive into account specifics and assist in locating a resolution. You can reach them here:


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