How to allow remote access to your MySQL® database

Allowing remote access to your MySQL® database is sometimes required for connection to other databases, e.g a game server or other website.

Follow the instructions below to enable remote access on your MySQL® database.

Step 1) Navigate to your Web Hosting services cPanel®.

cPanel of a website

Step 2) Click on Remote MySQL® under the "Databases" heading.

Step 3) Enter your game server's IP address or domain in the "Host" field.

Step 4) Enter an optional Comment and click "Add Host"

WARNING: It is not recommended to add "%" as an Access Host. This opens your MySQL® database to potential abuse.


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