I took over a website's administration from another person. Site was not updated a long time and all I got was the password for the wp-login page. I did some updates to the site, but stupidly, changed the URL of the site (inside wp-admin, general settings) just to test it . Now the site does not work. Neither does the wp-admin. When I put my credentials, it takes me to the "new" URL (
WRONG-URL/wp-login.php), which naturally does not work.
Online I found two suggestions.
I tried accessing through the FTP but get the error below. I tried many google answers but none worked (particularly disabling firewall).
I tried to log in through the cpanel, but the password does not work and recovery email is not recognize by previous admin (site was created long long ago and probably only managed through WP).
How can I regain access to the site? Perhaps contacting the hosting company directly and ask them to restart the server, as suggested here?