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  • Changed my Server Login Password .. Forum is down with database error

    I was concerned about security and changed my server password and my FTP access and now I have a database error with the forum down. Are there files I need that master password in? If so which ones.

    Please help soon my forum is down!

  • #2
    oh I forgot to mention, I did not setup vbulletin, so I wouldn't have known about which files if any this needs to be in.

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    • #3
      Did you update your config.php files password?

      Its in the forum folder under includes/config.php

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Zachery View Post
        Did you update your config.php files password?

        Its in the forum folder under includes/config.php
        Thank you for prompt response as I have an active forum with over 600 members and I was panicking.


        I had thought all along it was the config.php in the very first directory; so I would never have found that one. I updated the password and now the forum is back up! Thank you very much!

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        • #5
          Not a problem.

          For security, in your control panel you should liklely add a new mysql user with its own unique password, and add that user to the database.

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          • #6
            In that same config.php file? See I was worried after I changed it because a coder had told me (who was supposedly familiar with vbulletin) that there were actually 4 different files that passwords were stored in on the host in the vbulletin files. I didn't trust the coder though, so I went in and changed the password and then when the forum went down, I began to worry that I needed to hunt to for four files instead of one.

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            • #7
              Nope, the only place we store anything is the config.php file.

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