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If you have installed WordPress, you may see that there is a file called wp-config.php. The name of the file actually gives away its purpose. This file is meant to be a configuration file for your WordPress installation. In it, you will find the database connection details and various other configuration options. While it may be a scary-looking file and changes made here could break your site, we will go into what some of these options are and why you would want to change them.
Usually, you may want to edit this file by downloading it to your local computer. Then once the changes are made, re-uploading to the server. But you can also edit this file within cPanel.
One of the most common reasons you would want to edit the wp-config.php file would be to change the database login information. Where you would need to change these, situations would include any hosting migrations or even regular password changes. Here's what each of those options means and what you can change them too.
Many other things can be changed in the wp-config.php file that affects your WordPress installation. WordPress also has a handy guide on what the possible changes can be. However, we can assist as well if needed.
If you should have any questions or would like assistance, please contact us through Live Chat or by submitting a ticket with our Technical Support team.
Written by Hostwinds Team / May 1, 2018