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Joomla 3.1.1 Tutorial – What is my Database Name?

Joomla 3.1.1 Tutorial on How to find your database name.  You might have many databases installed on the same account with your webhosting.  Like Dreamhost, Fatcow and Bluehost can host multiple domains, so you might not be sure what your Joomla 3.1.1 website database name is.  In the past, you would have to access your file manager in your control panel on your webhosting to view the configuration file, but now you can view your configuration file in your Joomla 3.1.1 administrator backend.

Overview of How to Find your Database Name in Joomla 3.1.1

  1. Go to your System Information
  2. Go to your Configuration File in your System Information
  3. Scroll down to the Database Name

Steps:

1.  Go to your System Information

Joomla 3.1.1 administrator System Information lists all the details about your high level Joomla site.  It will have information about your PHP Settings, Directory Permissions, PHP Information, Configuration File, and System Information.

Joomla Tutorial - System, System Information

Joomla Tutorial – System, System Information
  • Login to your Joomla 3.1.1 Administrator Backend
  • Click on ‘System’, ‘System Information

2.  Go to your Configuration File in your System Information

If you want to troubleshoot, manually update, insert or delete mass data in your Joomla 3.1.1 website, you can do it in your database using the phpMyAdmin.  You should be careful when touching your database because you can totally bring down your site.  Always take a backup of your site and database before you make any changes.  Your database name is stored in the configuration file on your server, but it is now viewable in the administrator panel.

Joomla 3.1.1 System Information Configuration File

Joomla 3.1.1 System Information Configuration File
  • In the System Information, click on ‘Configuration File

3.  Scroll down to the Database Name

As mentioned above, please take caution when making any changes to your database.  Always take a backup of your database before you change any data.

Joomla 3.1.1 System Information Configuration File Database Name

Joomla 3.1.1 System Information Configuration File Database Name
  • Scroll down to db
  • cmsdb1 is my database name

Alternatively, the configuration file is in your file manager in the root directory of your Joomla 3.1.1 website.  The configuration filename is ‘configuration.php’.

Thanks,

Elaine

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