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If your website uses a database, at this point you should have already downloaded a copy of your database from your previous host, created a new database in your InMotion Hosting cPanel, and imported the database copy into the new database. The next step will be to edit your configuration files so that whatever system you use for your website (Content Management System, Blog, e-Commerce program, etc.) can connect to the database.

Depending on the software you use for your site, the name of your configuration file and it's location will vary. We have provided a reference table below for systems most commonly used to help you in locating and editing your configuration file.

Once you have located your configuration file, you can use the cPanel File Manager to edit the configuration file. You will want to replace the settings in the configuration file with your new database information. When you created your new database, this was the information we asked you to write down on the FTP and Database Information Needed form.

Common Software Configuration Files
Blog / Content Management Systems
WordPress /public_html/wp-config.php
Joomla /public_html/configuration.php
Drupal /public_html/sites/default/settings.php
OpenCart Main Configuration File:
/public_html/config.php Admin Configuration File:

CubeCart /public_html/includes/
OsCommerce Main Configuration File:

Admin Configuration File:
Zen Cart Main Configuration File:

Admin Configuration File:
Bulletin Boards
phpBB /public_html/config.php
SMF /public_html/Settings.php
Image Galleries
Gallery /public_html/var/database.php
Coppermine Photo Gallery /public_html/include/
Mailing Lists
PHPlist /public_html/config/config.php
Moodle /public_html/config.php
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