I have Joomla website which I can login with administrator account. I also can log into cpanel. But where can I find the Joomla database password? I don't know too much about phpMyAdmin and can't find the password in it.

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According to this forum thread your database password is not stored in the database. It is stored in a configuration file.

For Joomla version 1.5

It will be in the configuration.php normally on line 54 'var $password =' 'yourpassword';

For Joomla version 1.0 it will also be in configuration.php but you need to look for

$mosConfig_password = '';

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