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How to Reset WordPress Hosting Password

You can reset your WordPress Hosting password in two different ways, which you’ll learn in this guide.

Resetting Password via WordPress Login Page

WordPress makes it easy for you to reset your password. You can simply go to their login page and click on the “Lost your password” link. Here’s how you do it:

Step 1. Enter YourDomainName/wp-admin on your browser.
Step 2. Click on the Lost your password? link.
WordPress login page lost your password link
Step 3. Enter your username or your email address.
Step 4. Click the Get New Password option.

At this point, WordPress sends a password reset link to the email address associated with your WordPress account. However, if you don’t have access to the email address, then you will not be able to reset your password. In this case, you will need to reset your WordPress password directly in the database. The easiest way is to reset it via phpMyAdmin. Continue reading this guide to learn how to do it.

Resetting Password via phpMyAdmin

Step 1. Log in to your Account Manager.
Step 2. Click Web Hosting option in the menu at the top of the page.
Step 3. Select the WordPress Hosting plan you want to manage.
Step 4. Scroll down to the Domain Name section of the page. Select the domain name you want to update.
Step 5. Click on the Production tab, then on Databases, and click the phpMyAdmin button.
WordPress Hosting manager production tab
Step 6. On the phpMyAdmin interface, select your WordPress database.
phpMyAdmin interface select database to manage
Step 7. Under the Table column, select wp_users from the list and click Browse link next to it.
phpMyAdmin interface select wp_users to change password
Step 8. You will see the rows in your WordPress users table. Click on Edit next to the username where you want to change the password.
phpMyAdmin interface edit password on selected wp_user
Step 9. Replace the value in the user_pass field, and then select MD5 from the drop-down menu under Function column.
phpMyAdmin interface edit user password value
Step 10. Click the Go button.

Your password will be encrypted using the MD5 hash and it will be stored in the database.

You’ve just updated your WordPress password. If you need any assistance, or if you have any questions in resetting your WordPress password, don’t hesitate to contact us.

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