Updating MySQL Password Hashes for MySQL Upgrade Compatibility

Due to pending updates, some users with "old_passwords" enabled in MySQL will need to update their password hashes to a more secure hashing process. The more secure hashing process has been optional since MySQL 4.1 but with the new update greater security is required. You will need to log in to cPanel to complete this process.

  1. Log in to cPanel. You can log in directly via your domain or when logged in to NixiHost.com, click "Services", then "My Services", then "Active" next to your cPanel account, then click "Login to cPanel" on the left hand side of the page.
  2. Underneath the "Databases" heading, click "MySQL Databases"
  3. Scroll down to the "Current Users" section
  4. Click "Set Password" and update the password

Note: Updated passwords will need to be edited in to any script using the old passwords!

If you are using WordPress, you will need to edit your wp-config.php file to replace the out-dated password with the updated one. The "Edit wp-config.php" steps of Section C of this knowledgebase article outline how to find and edit your wp-config.php; you will only need to replace the DB_PASSWORD value with the updated password.

  • 0 Users Found This Useful
Was this answer helpful?

Related Articles

Is it a problem if I'm not in the US?

Not at all! In fact, we already have customers in countries all over the world.

I uploaded my page but it's not working!

Make sure that you are uploading to the public_html or www folder.  Only the files placed...

What is an error 404 page?

Error 404 indicates that you are requesting a file or a directory that does not exist on the...

Can I run scripts like Wordpress, Joomla, or phpBB on my site?

Absolutely! We make it extremely easy to install over 250 different scripts via the Softaculous...

Can I upgrade my plan or features later?

Upgrades/Addons are available to purchase at any time through your Client Area dashboard. Once...