MySQl via Joomla

reinhardtdjango used Ask the Experts™
Hello ,

I have a joomla site and it is hacked. Anyway i need to access mysql to be able to reset the joomla admin password. Do you know how can i do it? I have a hosting and my site is probably hosted with hundreds of other web sites on the same host machine.

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What is the advantage of installing phpmyadmin on my local mysql server is on the hosting machine?
You need to get new user/password to access your website's control panel, then you can reset your database's password using phpmyadmin or the command prompt.

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