• change mysql root password

    If you have forgotten your mysql root password all you need is the root password of the system to create a new one.

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  • set mysql encoding to utf8

    This one troubled me for a long time and it also resulted in a corrupted database at some point, because i changed collation encoding to utf8 but the database encoding was latin. (so always make backups and make sure you don’t erase them :P )

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