How to Change MySQL Database User Password From cPanel?

How to Change MySQL Database User Password From cPanel?

MySQL databases are the backbone for storing and managing crucial data in web hosting and website management. However, ensuring the security of these databases is important to safeguard sensitive information from unauthorized access. 

One fundamental aspect of database security is regularly changing the passwords of MySQL database users. This strengthens the overall security posture and mitigates the risk of potential security breaches. 

In this article, we will detail the process of changing MySQL database user passwords in cPanel. Let’s find out how!

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Steps to Change MySQL Database User Password in cPanel

➔ Login to your cPanel by using your username & password. 

Login to your cPanel

➔ In the panel, navigate to the ‘Databases’ section of cPanel.

navigate to the Databases section

➔ Click on the ‘Manage My Databases’ option.

Click on the Manage My Databases option

➔ In the MySQL Databases interface, scroll down to the ‘Current Users’ section.

click on ‘Change Password

➔ In that, click on ‘Change Password’ under the ‘Actions’ section.

scroll down to the ‘Current Users’ section

➔ Enter the new password that you want to keep or click on the ‘Generate Password’ button. This will generate a strong, random password for the user.

enter password

➔ After generating or entering the new password, click the ‘Change Password’ button to save the changes.

Click on check password

➔ Once the password change is successful, you will see a confirmation message indicating the password has been changed.

password change successfully

Don’t forget to Test

After changing the password, the connection must be tested to ensure everything works correctly. Visit your website or application and perform tasks interacting with the database to confirm the changes have been successfully implemented.

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By following the step-by-step guide outlined above, you can easily update your database user’s password, thereby enhancing your hosting environment’s overall security. Always remember to choose strong, unique passwords and regularly update them to mitigate the risk of unauthorized access.

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