How to change root password to MySQL and PHPMyAdmin

You can change the MySQL root password by logging in to the database directly (MySQL -h your_host -u root) then run

SET PASSWORD FOR [email protected] = PASSWORD(your password’);

PHPMyAdmin should use that password so not quite sure what you mean by “for both”.

Make sure to set the new password into phpmyadmin’s config.inc.php too, at line

$cfg[‘Servers’][$i][‘password’] = ‘yourpassword’;

Otherwise, phpmyadmin may not work, echoing

Access denied for user ‘user’@’localhost’ (using password: YES)

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