WordPress config file setup

Posted October 20, 2017 4.4k views
ApacheWordPressUbuntu 16.04


I mistakenly overwrite wp-config.php file and now the database connection is not right. So I was wondering what settings, DBNAME, DBUSER etc. DigitalOcean’s one-click WP app uses?

If I remember right I did not define those settings by myself when I installed WP on my server.


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I ended up with checking all the DB info manually. I’ve no idea why I did not do that before I came here to ask this question. Weird.

Anyway, if someone will face this kind of “issue” the default WP installation uses “wordpress” database and root user, duh.

and if you have as good memory as I have, here is a great step by step guide for changing your MySQL root password:—-identifying-the-database-version

by Mateusz Papiernik
Forgetting passwords happens to the best of us. If you forget or lose the root password to your MySQL or MariaDB database, you can still gain access and reset the password if you have access to the server and a sudo-enabled user account. This tutorial will cover how to...