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Resetting MySQL Passwords on Linux Servers

Before resetting your MySQL password, you must access your server as the root user.

To Reset MySQL Passwords on Linux Servers

  1. To stop MySQL and restart in safe mode: At the command prompt, type the following commands and press Enter after each.
    service mysqld stop
    killall mysqld
    mysqld_safe --skip-grant-tables&
  2. To reset the admin password and permissions: At the command prompt, type the following command and press Enter.
    mysql psa -e "flush privileges; grant all privileges on *.* to 'admin'@'localhost' identified by "password""

    Replace "password" with your Parallels Plesk Panel or cPanel administrative password.

  3. To stop safe mode and restart MySQL: At the command prompt, type the following commands and press Enter after each.
    killall mysqld
    service mysqld start

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