You can view the MySQL root password in the file /root/.my.cnf.
# cat /root/.my.cnf [client] pass="sdd568c~M" user=root
Want to reset the root password for MySQL? Follow the below steps.
1. Stop mysql
2. Create a text file(for eg: /home/mysql-init) and place the following statements in it. Replace the password with the password that you want to use.
UPDATE mysql.user SET Password=PASSWORD('MyNewPass') WHERE User='root' FLUSH PRIVILEGES;
3. Execute the following command
mysqld_safe --init-file=/home/mysql-init &
4. Remove /home/mysql-init, kill mysql and start mysql.
Other methods may be found here.
Note : You may try other methods as recommended by the control panel [if installed] first.