In order for WordPatch to communicate with your database, first-time users will be required to configure their database settings. Follow the instructions below to either configure or reconfigure your WordPatch database settings.
Notes for Reconfiguration of Database Settings
Please note that reconfiguring your database settings means that you most likely need to reconfigure your rescue script.
Navigating to the Database Configuration Wizard
Head to the WordPatch settings page and scroll to the bottom of the page to find the Configure Database button. If this is not your first time configuring the database settings, the button will instead be labeled Re-configure Database.
Database Configuration Settings
Once presented with the Database Configuration Wizard, use the inputs on the page to specify access settings for the website’s database. In most cases, WordPatch is able to determine the majority of the settings automatically from the run-time environment. However, in some cases (i.e., database password) the user will need to manually input this information to protect your website’s security. In other cases, you may want to change the values automatically predetermined by WordPatch to better suit your needs regardless of what they may be from a connectivity perspective.
The database host is the hostname or IP address that should be used to connect to the MySQL database.
Most of the time this is: localhost
The database name is the name of the MySQL database that should be used when connecting.
The database username is the username that should be used to connect to the MySQL database.
The database password is the password that should be used to connect to the MySQL database. This will not be populated automatically for you, to protect your website’s security.
Database Table Prefix
The database table prefix is the prefix used for WordPress tables inside your MySQL database. Most of the time this is: wp_
The database collation is the collation that should be used to connect to the MySQL database.
The database charset is the character set that should be used to connect to the MySQL database.
Validate & Save Settings
Once you have specified your database settings, scroll to the bottom of the page and click Next. Your settings will be validated and you will be asked to click Next once more to save the settings permanently.