Need help with WP Security Scan plugin - Please

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Hello everyone,

Today I added the WP Security Scan plugin to one of my blogs. The following two problems were discovered during the initial scan:

Your table prefix should not be wp_. Click here to change it. and
The file .htaccess does not exist in wp-admin/.

I get the following error message, when I try to change the table prefixes via the plugin:

Your User which is used to access your Wordpress Tables/Database, hasn't enough rights( is missing ALTER-right) to alter your Tablestructure. Please visit the plugin documentation for more information. If you believe you have alter rights, please contact the plugin author for assistance.

I contacted my hosting company (Hostgator) and they said everything seems to be setup correctly. And they said that the problem is most likely the plugin. So with said, I decided to try changing the tables manually by following these steps: Change WordPress database table name prefix | WordPress Developer

When I try to import the localhost.sql I get the following error message:

MySQL said:

#1007 - Can't create database 'username_wrdp1'; database exists

At this point I have no idea how to change the table prefixes. Can someone please help me figure this out?

I also have no idea how to fix this problem:

The file .htaccess does not exist in wp-admin/.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,
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