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I'm switching to a new hosting company.
The new hosting company allows database creation, BUT the new host appends a prefix to the database name.
Example: 
db name:  mynewdatabase
becomes:  hostname_mynewdatabase

I cannot remove or rename the prefix.
Can I change configuration in MyBB to accept the new database name?
How?


I'm currently using MyBB  1.6.17
yes, you can change database name & its related configuration in ~/inc/config.php file

see more details => config.php file

However please note that support for MyBB 1.6 series ended long back
for better security of your forum it should be upgraded to the latest version
(05-13-2017, 03:14 PM).m. Wrote: [ -> ]yes, you can change database name & its related configuration in ~/inc/config.php file

see more details  => config.php file

However please note that support for MyBB 1.6 series ended long back
for better security of your forum it should be upgraded to the latest version

Thank you for the quick reply and response even though it's an outdated MyBB version.
I will upgrade it after making the hosting change.  I've been putting it off due to extensive theme modification that I did to the old version.