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site password not working

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by tgavin, Mar 15, 2007.

  1. tgavin

    tgavin Well-Known Member

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    For some reason today my site wasn't able to connect to mysql. I could use phpmyadmin, so I know mysql was working.

    I fixed it by going into whm/password modification and re-entering the password for the site admin/default account.

    Why on earth would the password just not work anymore?
     
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    psrsathish Active Member

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    If not then reset the password once again and try.
     
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    tgavin Well-Known Member

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    Sorry. That made no sense to me.
     
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    cPanelDavidG Technical Product Specialist

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    Note that a password for a MySQL database is completely separate from the password for your cPanel Account.
     
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    Then why does CPanel say:

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    The following services were updated:(if any)
    mysql ftp
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    This makes users think that their mysql passwords have been changed as well.
    WHM also lists mysql users after password modification and the message at the end says "The following service passwords were changed: mail , system , ftp , mysql."
     
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    cPanelDavidG Technical Product Specialist

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    Clarification: MySQL passwords for virtual MySQL users (the ones created either in the MySQL(R) Database Wizard or when creating database users are not modified.

    You can use a cPanel user/pass to access MySQL databases - but that's not a practice I use and isn't exactly a great practice since it typically requires storing your password in scripts in plain text.
     
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