The content management system (CMS) is a tool used to manage presentation and database layers of a website, as well as include other functions through a variety of plug ins. If your website has been compromised, or after a regular time period, you should change the password for your CMS.
Maintaining a strong password is very important for keeping your site secure. Changing the password is a different process for each CMS, but using phpMyAdmin is a universal way of changing it.
Follow the steps below:
- Login to your cPanel account
- Find the phpMyAdmin link in cPanel
- Locate the main database from the left hand side navigation menu. In this case the CMS is WordPress and the database name is "mbandyse_wp667"
- Select the 'wp_users' table
- Select 'edit' at the start of the row
- Enter your new password into the value field of the user_pass row
- Select MD5 as the function for that row. This will encrypt the stored password
- Select "Go" at the bottom of the form to save your changes.