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How to Recover Your WordPress Site’s Database Password

This method is for pairSIM WordPress Installations and WP Professional accounts. This will not work on WP Enthusiast accounts.

You can recover your WordPress site's database password without resetting it. In fact, we do not recommend resetting your WordPress database password because, while this will change the password on your hosting account, it will not change it on the WordPress side. This can lead to a disconnect between your hosting account and your WordPress site and will likely cause errors.

Luckily, there is a way to recover your WordPress password on your hosting account without resetting it.

Recovering Your WordPress Site's Database Password  

  1. Log in to the Account Control Center (ACC)
  2. In the left sidebar, click Files
  3. In the drop-down, click Webweb files gif
  4. Navigate to your WordPress site's directory

    If the site is a subdomain, the directory will be within the primary domain's directory

  5. Find the wp-config.php file and click it
  6. In the top navbar, click Editedit image
  7. In the top 20 lines or so, there will be a list of MySQL information, including the database name, username, and password. Your database password will be shown as ('DB_PASSWORD', 'password');

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Use this password to log in to your WordPress site's database.

Updated on July 6, 2018

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