This is a sample wp-config.php file which is included when you download WordPress manually or install WordPress using a software script.
Your wp-config.php file will be automatically edited with your new database access details when you install WordPress automatically using a one click installation script in cPanel provided by the best web hosts.
If you are installing WordPress manually, you’ll need to edit the wp-config.php sample file manually.
Most of the time you will only need to edit the following access details in Bold including:
- Database Name – Database Name used by WordPress
- Database Username – Username used to access Database
- Database Password – Password used by Username to access Database
- Database Host – The hostname of your Database Server
You’ll create these details when you create a database using the MYSQL Database Wizard in the databases section in your cPanel web hosting account.
Hi, can I open the wp-config.php file from the DASHBOARD? I ask because I opened the editor, and saw many files, but not the wp-config file. Thanks for your consideration.
Brad Dalton says
no. you’ll need ftp. why do u need to access it?