Script Configuration Files

We all are familiar with 3rd party applications like WordPress, Joomla etc. But might not know where their configuration files are located. I’m listing few common 3rd party applications and their configuration path.

Boonex Dolphin

Dolphinis an open-source community building software. It can be used for development of dating sites and social network portals. It provides various features which will allow the webmasters to build websites similar to Facebook, YouTube, MySpace, Flickr and others. The application provides different tools like chats, multimedia functionality, forums, groups, e-mail functionality, events and much more.

General/DB Config: <siteroot>/inc/

ClipBucket is an open source and free script that will let you start your own Video Sharing (YouTube Clone) website in a matter of minutes. ClipBucket is a fastest growing script with most video sharing websites and social networking features.

DB Config: <site root directory>\includes\dbconnect.php Drupal

Drupal is one of the best Content Management Systems (CMS) that can be used by individuals or groups of users — even those lacking technical skills — to easily create and manage many types of Web sites.

General/DB Config: <site root directory>/sites/default/settings.php Joomla

Joomla is a content management system (CMS), which enables you to build Web sites and powerful online applications. Many aspects, including its ease-of-use and extensibility, have made Joomla the most popular Web site software available.

General/DB Config: <siteroot>/configuration.php Magento

Magento is an open source e-commerce platform that besides having rich features, offers users unparalleled flexibility to manage the content, looks and functionality of their eCommerce store. Moreover, it offers a spontaneous administration interface that includes a robust marketing, search engine optimization and catalogue-management tools to give merchants the power to create sites customized as per their unique business requirements.

DB Config: <siteroot>/app/etc/local.xml Moodle

Moodle is a learning platform designed to provide educators, administrators and learners with a single robust, secure and integrated system to create personalized learning environments.

DB Config:<siteroot>/config.php Opencart

OpenCart is an open source PHP-based online shopping cart system. A robust e- commerce solution for Internet merchants with the ability to create their own online business and participate in e-commerce at a minimal cost. OpenCart is designed feature rich, easy to use, search engine friendly and with a visually appealing interface.

General/DB Config: <site root directory>/config.php && <site root directory>/admin/config.php


phpBB(abbreviation of PHP Bulletin Board) is one of the most widely used free discussion board scripts. This is a very powerful application and it’s easy to install and administer. It allows flexibility in terms of design and organization.

DB Config: <site root directory>/config.php PHPFOX

PHPFOX is an awesome social networking script, developed in PHP/MYSQL that offers a flexible way to create own social network site based on your selected niche. It has innumerable features and functions that will surely fulfill the website needs without any coding skills.

DB Config: <siteroot>/include/setting/server.sett.phpPrestashop

PrestaShop is an open source e-commerce solution that is used freely by more than 120,000 online stores worldwide. It supports various payment systems such as PayPal, Google Checkout, Payments Pro via API, and Skrill.


SkaDate is a completely modifiable online dating software with a stable platform, clean design, solid architecture, a tremendous number of features and pleasing design templates. SkaDate full-featured and customizable social network software makes possible to create your own social network and launch community web site.

General/DB Config: <siteroot>/internals/$config.php

Social Engine

SocialEngine is PHP community software that helps you build your own custom social network website.

DB config:<siteroot>/application/settings/database.php Setting for SE (Social Engine) production or development mode:



WHMCS is an all-in-one client management, billing & support solution for online businesses. Handling everything from SignUp to termination, WHMCS is a powerful automation & support tool.

DB Config:<siteroot>/configuration.php WordPress

WordPress is a free and open-source blogging tool and a content management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL. WordPress is the most popular blogging system in use on the Web, at more than 60 million websites.

General/DB Config: <siteroot>/wp-config.php

Note: IncPanelservers, a good way to find database configuration files is to do the following:

grep -Hir “username_” *