Connecting Scripts to MySQL Databases
In order for your MySQL database to work as intended, it will need a script calling or querying the database for the information it stores. In order to do this, you must connect your script to the database with the use of a configuration file. If you are unsure where your configuration file is, check this list of different scripts to find its location: Location of Script Configuration Files.
Database driven scripts, such as WordPress, WHMCS, and Joomla, will generally have a default configuration file ready for you to edit with the appropriate information. Below you will find examples of what this access information will look like:
Hostname = localhost (literally put localhost)
Database name = (cpanelUsername_databaseName)
Database username = (cpanelUsername_databaseUsername)
Database password = (whatever you picked)
Username = joe1337 , Database name = joe1337_wrdp1 , Database-user name = joe1337_wp1 , Database-user password = eHTb7%Pxa9
// ** MySQL Settings ** //
/** The name of the database for WordPress */
/** MySQL database username */
/** MySQL database password */
/** MySQL hostname */
Note: When you move databases to our servers, the database name and username may change. This change must be updated in your script code. (The database name and username can be found in the MySQL Databases tool under the Databases category of your cPanel.)
On shared servers, the database user name cannot be changed to something without the cPanel user name in it. This is to keep database names and usernames from conflicting with other people on the server.