Section 1: Which databases can be used with Joomla 2.5?
The only database available for use with Joomla 2.5 is MySQL. You do however need to choose which php extension to use, MySQLi or MySQL.
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Section 2: What is my Joomla 2.5 database name?
If you forget your Joomla 2.5 database name, you can find it within your configuration.php file. It will be labeled as $db, which is next to your Joomla 2.5 database username and password as well.
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Section 3: How to change your Joomla 2.5 database username and password
You can change your Joomla 2.5 database username and password through either your Joomla 2.5 admin screen or by manually editing your Joomla configuration.php file. We'll show you how to do both, but we recommend the manual configuration.php change.
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Section 4: Joomla database connection error (2): could not connect to mysql
In this article, we'll cover the more common Joomla 2.5 database errors and steps you can take to resolve them.
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