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Changing the password for a MySQL user

You can change the password for a MySQL user by following these steps:

  1. Log in to your hosting Control Panel.
  2. Enter the MySQL Databases section.
  3. Navigate to the MySQL users tab.
  4. Select the MySQL version of your database from the MySQL version drop-down menu.
  5. Click on the Edit (button_edit_hover.gif) button next to the MySQL user whose password you would like to change.
  6. Enter the new password for your MySQL user in the Change password and Confirm password fields.
    Note: You will notice that there is a password strength indicator below the Change password field. It will update in real time as you are entering your password. There are five distinct levels of password strength: Very Weak, Weak, Fair, Strong, and Very Strong. Along with the password strength indicator, you will also get information and hints in a tooltip beside the indicator. Note that the Submit button will remain inactive (grayed out) if the password level is Very Weak or Weak.
  7. Click on the Submit button.

Note: The MySQL 5 and MySQL 8 servers are separate and do not share users or databases, so if you have two users for MySQL 5 and MySQL 8 with the same name and change the password for one of these users, the password for the other user will not be changed.