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“Access denied for user” error message when logging into phpMyAdmin on GoDaddy hosting

If you are setting up a MySQL database in your Godaddy hosting account, note that there is a problem with their MySQL password validator.  In short, make sure you don’t include a hyphen (dash) in your password.

Even though it doesn’t mention anything about it being a problem, and even though it will accept a password with a hyphen, you wont be able to log into the database using phpMyAdmin.

I reported this to Godaddy technical support, however they simply stated they were “happy to hear” that I worked out the problem and solved it myself and thanked me for my feedback.

Bad luck to everyone else who runs into this problem I guess.  Unless you somehow manage to find this blog post.

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