How to Locate Your WordPress Database: wp-config.php

Use File Manager to view the wp-config.php file.

Locating your WordPress database using "wp-config.php" via File Manager.

    1. Log into cPanel
    2. Click on File Manager
    3. Browse to the 'public_html' directory or the Document Root for your website if WordPress is located in a different directory or is not installed on your main domain.
    4. Right Click on the wp-config.php file and click edit

      File Manager Edit wp-config.php File

  1. Click Edit again on the Prompt to open the wp-config.php file for editing.
  2. Locate the MySQL Settings line in the wp-config.php file then locate the DB_NAME entry. The name of your WordPress database will be in parenthesis. In our example, our WordPress database name is 'exampledomain_exampledb" as outlined in our example below:    

       WordPress Database Name wp-config.php
  3. Click Close in the Top Right-Hand corner of File Manager to close the file without making any changes.

File Manager Save Changes 

That's it! Now you have located the name of your WordPress database. 
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