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Once the fourth tab has been closed, all proposed actions will have been performed. However, in some cases, saving the “mysqlaccess.php” file might not have been successful. This does not necessarily have to be a problem of course, because there’s always the possibility of saving the file yourself, by uploading it to your domain’s root folder (by means of FTP). It can even be seen as an extra security measure, because this would mean a possible hacker would need the login data of your FTP account to write files to your server (even after taking over your database and PHP process).

The file tab of the system management tool.

The problem of not being able to save the data is usually caused by the web servers file access rights (CHMOD), but it may also be caused by the choice of an external host. In the first case, the active PHP process does not have write access to the domain’s root folder (public_html). You can change the file access settings of your domain’s root folder if you like, by using FireFTP, right clicking the root folder (in the rightmost window) and selecting properties.

When an external host is chosen, RenovatioCMS will refuse to save the file, even thought there may not be any technical limitations (like insufficient access rights). Any host nameother than “localhost” is considered to be suspicious, because otherwise hackers would be allowed to set up their own MySQL server, fill it with their own content and connect it to your website (thus dictating your website’s content). By definition, localhost is the name of the MySQL server that runs on the same machine as the PHP server that runs your website. As such, localhost is considered to be safe.

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