Accessing your DreamPress database


The following describes how to quickly make changes to your MySQL database using the DreamPress Dashboard.

Option 1 — Automatically log into phpMyAdmin

  1. Navigate to the Managed WordPress page.
    DreamPress database credentials
  2. Click the MANAGE button.
    The 'Manage Wordpress' page opens:
    DreamPress database credentials
  3. On the bottom right under 'DATABASE (MYSQL)', click the Manage Database button.
    The following page opens.

You can make changes to your DreamPress MySQL database directly in phpMyAdmin, regardless of whether the domain's DNS is pointed to DreamHost. phpMyAdmin is particularly helpful with backing up, importing, exporting, and restoring a database.

For more information on phpMyAdmin, see the links in the following section.

Option 2 — Locating your credentials

See the following article to learn more about how to connect to a database using a third-party program:

You can then use the following instructions to locate your database login credentials in order to access your DreamPress database using FTP:

  1. Navigate to the Managed WordPress page.
  2. To the right of your domain, click the Manage button.
    DreamPress database credentials
  3. On the bottom right you'll see a DATABASE (MYSQL) section. Toggle Show Credentials to view your database credentials.
  4. Click the copy icon to the right of each item and paste the credentials into your chosen MySQL client.

View the following article for instructions on how to change the password for your database user.

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