If you’re a developer or blogger who regularly works with WordPress and custom development with WordPress, then you’ve probably heard about a file named “wp-config.php” or “wp-config-sample.php“.
This is one of the most important files in WordPress. It contains juicy information about your website and your database details. And this file tells WordPress how to connect to your database and access data from there.
When we talk about this specific line, “
define('DB PASSWORD', 'password here');“, it is a constant which is used to store your database password.
In this guide, we’ll talk about the wp-config.php’s database connection and how you can manually install your WordPress website using them.
So let’s get started…
How to Make Database Connection in WordPress?
As discussed earlier, wp-config.php is one of the most important files on your website and is located in the root directory of your WordPress installation.
If you’re manually installing WordPress on your server, then this is the file where you need to add your database details to install WordPress.
The format for defining your database connection looks like this:
These are the basic parameters you need to specify in order to connect to your database.
Let’s take a look at each one:
- DB_NAME: This is the name of your database that you created for manually installing WordPress.
- DB_USER: This is your database username. It is used to access your database.
- DB_PASSWORD: This is the password for the database user you’ve created before. It is used to authenticate the DB USER to the DB NAME.
- DB_HOST: This is the address of your database server. It is usually “localhost,” but in some cases, it could be a different address.
Now that you know the basics of database connection, let’s see how you can connect your WordPress website to a database.
To connect your database and install WordPress on your website, you need to download the latest version of WordPress from its official website. After that, upload the WordPress files to the root directory of your website (e.g., public_html in most cases).
Once the files are uploaded, unzip them and move them from the “wordpress” folder to the “public_html” folder. After that, delete the “wordpress” folder to make your file manager look neat and clean without too many garbage files and folders.
Now, you need to create a MySQL database and user. You’ll need to save the details and then assign the user to the database.
Once you’ve completed this, rename the “wp-config-sample.php” file to “wp-config.php” and enter your database details there. After you’ve added your database details, you can open your website, for example, example.com, and you’ll see the WordPress installation page.
Simply enter your site details, and you’re ready to go!
In conclusion, the “define( ‘DB_PASSWORD’, ‘password_here’ );” line in the wp-config file is used to define the password for the WordPress database. We recommend using a strong password to protect your database from unauthorized access.
And when choosing a password, be sure to make it at least 8 characters long and include a mix of upper and lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols. You also need to avoid using easily guessed words or easily accessible personal information like your birthdate. And finally, don’t use the same password on multiple websites.
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