I'm having trouble setting up my first database

New to DigitalOcean although I have successfully installed packages such as Drupal on a self-hosted Synology NAS. I used one-click to install a LAMP stack; now I’m wanting to install first WordPress and then Drupal. However, I’m having trouble creating the database.

I’m proceeding in accordance with the tutorial at However, when I attempt to log in to mysql using the password which is in the location specified at droplet login I get: “ERROR 1698 (28000): Access denied for user ‘root’@‘localhost’.” I’ve tried using the password both with and without the quotation marks which are in the file location. What am I missing?


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Hi @ehbowen,

You should be able to find the proper password in the following file


Try copying it without using the quotes. That’s it. If the password is not correct then maybe you installed something that changed it and I’ll recommend starting again from scratch.

Regards, KFSys