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There are three different ways to find out which database and database users are stored on your website.

In the Hostpoint Control Panel under “One-Click Apps”

  1. Log in to the Hostpoint Control Panel with your Hostpoint ID.
  2. Open your web hosting.
  3. In the left-hand menu, click on “Websites” > “One-Click Apps”.
  4. Click on “Info” under the application (e.g. WordPress).
    Webhosting HinterlegteDatenbank 01 en→ Under “Database”, you will see the name of the stored database.
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  5. To find out which database users are assigned to it, click on “Databases” in the left-hand menu.
    → Here, you can see the previously identified database and the assigned users.
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In the Hostpoint Control Panel in the configuration file of your website

  1. Log in to the Hostpoint Control Panel with your Hostpoint ID.
  2. Open your web hosting.
  3. Click on “Websites” in the left-hand menu, and then on the document root of your website.
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  4. Search for the website configuration file and open the file using the pencil icon.
    Note: The configuration file and the variables for the database and database users are different for each CMS. Below is a list of the most important CMS. Please refer to the internet for information on other CMS.
    • WordPress: wp-config.php
    • Drupal: sites/default/settings.php
    • Joomla!: php
    • Typo3: varies depending on the version and installation type:
        • typo3conf/LocalConfiguration.php
        • typo3conf/system/settings.php
        • config/system/settings.php
  5. Search for the database and database user variables in the file.
    • WordPress: DB_NAME, DB_USER
    • Drupal: database, username
    • Joomla!: $db, $user
    • Typo3: dbname, user
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The database name and the database users can also be determined using a SSH command. However, only use this method if you have basic knowledge of SSH.

  1. Connect to your web hosting server via SSH.
  2. Execute the following command:
grep -r "[Your account/web hosting name]" www/[Document root of your website]/


grep -r "ihreeig_" www/

→ The name of the database and the database user will be displayed.

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