Can I view my FTP, email address or database passwords?

Lloyd Cobb
Published: 21 June 2017

We encrypt all FTP, email and database passwords so they are not visible as plain text inside your control panel.

The exception is the very first FTP account: this password is visible on the right hand side when you manage your hosting. If you're a hosting reseller, this also allows your Customer access to StackCP. You're able to change all passwords and changes are usually processed immediately.

Please note: the majority of database passwords will be saved in the configuration or connection strings for your website. For example, for WordPress, the database password is visible inside the wp-config.php file.