I changed the password in Magento admin panel and cleared the cache via the dashboard. Then my website went completely offline, only to display the multiple lines of text with the 2 exceptions mentioned.
It seems as though the database information within env.php might be encrypted because it has an additional array.
'crypt' => array ( 'key' => 'xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx' (//not real key)
The following is the error log received when trying to access site:
Exception #0 (Zend_Db_Adapter_Exception): SQLSTATE[HY000]  Access denied for user 'root'@'localhost' (using password: YES)
Exception #1 (PDOException): SQLSTATE[HY000]  Access denied for user 'root'@'localhost' (using password: YES)
I'm a non-tech guy with novice experience with web development. Any help would be appreciated!