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WordPress WordPress Admin Settings WordPress Admin Settings Customizing the WordPress wp-config.php File

jorge cerdas
jorge cerdas
5,023 Points

root directory and Wp_config file.!

Where can I find the wp_config file if im using a web hosting?

2 Answers

Hi Jorge,

Usually with a web hosting service that provides the option to install WordPress, an install wizard is used with cPanel for easy installation. cPanel creates a portal for managing the back-end of your site. To access cPanel, you have to log on to your hosting site. After logging in, there will be a menu/portal (usually in the home tab) that has links to things like "File Manager", "MySQL Databases", "Email Accounts", "phpMyAdmin", etc. For one hosting site I tried, these options were under a Quick Links section. In some cases, you click on cPanel, and then these options appear.

When you locate this general area, click on "File Manager".

There should be a search bar at the top of the File Manager screen, and in it you can type "wp-config" and search.

Once you locate it in the search results, you can usually double click to be taken to the correct file directory.

There should be an option from the File Manager window to download the wp-config.php file to your computer. Once you do that, you have the file and can make adjustments to it. Additionally, some File Managers let you edit the code of the file in them via a Code Editor.

If you edit in the Code Editor, you just have to save the file. If you edit it on your computer, you need to save and then upload the new version via the File Manager.

I've never messed with the wp-config.php file when it was already created with a web hosting service, so I'm not sure if there is a domino affect in doing so. But, at least now you can find the file.

jorge cerdas
jorge cerdas
5,023 Points

Great.! Thank you for the explained.! Karlyn!