Access denied for user ‘root’@’localhost’ (using password: YES) In WAMP

This is a problem that hounds PHP developers quite often. Even using WAMP it still gives this error which confused me because I did not encounter any problems when I added a new user account in MAMP.

I did exactly the same steps when adding a new database user account in WAMP and it always gives the Access denied for user ‘root’@’localhost’ (using password: YES).

To get around this problem, it is always best to use a different user account other than root. To add a new user account with the same privileges are a root user account, do the following steps:

- click the database and go to PRIVILEGES tab
- click EDIT PRIVILEGES on the entry named user:root and host:localhost
- scroll down. there should be a login information section. in the user name field, type a new username
- set a password
- then click the GO button below it. it should create the new user account with the same privileges as the root user account.

A note to consider: Make sure you change the password of the root user account because by default the password is blank.

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