Whether its a hacked site or a lost password, you may find that you are locked out of your WordPress Admin control panel. If you’ve forgotten your password or don’t have access to the email address that the “Lost your password?” link sends to, you still have one more option to access it. Through the database! WordPress’ database stores all WordPress username, encrypted passwords, and the user’s email address and thus can be edited through a database client like phpMyAdmin. In this tutorial, we’ll be showing you how to edit the email address and change your user’s password.
Managing who has access to your server, and what type of access that person is an important part of server administration. This article will address multiple areas relating to user accounts on the Windows operating system. It assumes your Windows Server is on a “Workstation” and not a part of an Active Directory domain. The process for resetting an Active Directory user account is different and out of scope for this article. Continue reading “Windows User Account Management”
As a security measure, your server’s root user and SSH information will not automatically update in your Liquid Web account when it is changed using WHM or the command line. Without having updated login credentials, our Support team is unable to proactively fix any server problems or allow us to begin working on your support ticket. Continue reading “Updating Your Server Password”
PostgreSQL supports many client authentication methods, but in this case we’re only going to concern ourselves with two: password and md5.
- These instructions are intended for setting the password for all MySQL users named root on Linux via the command line. However, they can also be followed to change the password for any MySQL user.
- I’ll be working from a Liquid Web Core Managed CentOS 6.5 server, and I’ll be logged in as root.
Liquid Web’s around-the-clock monitoring of your server works best when we also are able to log in to your server and proactively fix issues as they pop up. If you change your server’s root or admin password without updating your account information through manage, then we only will be able to notify you of problems rather than attempting to fix them automatically.
Your server is only as secure as your weakest password. As a rule of thumb, the more lengthy and complex a password, the stronger it is. Follow the best practices below for generating difficult to crack passwords. Continue reading “Practice Safe Passwords: A Quick Guide to Password Security”