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cPanel Reseller Tutorials – Remote MySQL connections

Our last two cPanel reseller tutorials were looking into the MySQL functionality of the cPanel control panel. Today we will turn our heads to one of the most interesting feature that the cPanel control panel offers, the Remote MySQL access. Again, as always, a video tutorial will be present to bring our words into action.

Remote MySQL in cPanel

By default cPanel does not allow external hosts to connect to the MySQL service. In certain cases you may wish to have remote access to the database. To grant access to an external host you must use the “Remote MySQL” feature. Click on the “Remote MySQL” icon and on the next screen enter the host you wish to grant access to. The hostname can be an IP address (as shown on the screenshot) or it can be a domain/subdomain name. Note that the % symbol is used to indicate a wildcard. For instance 192.168.1.% means that all hosts with IP address from to will have access to the database. Be careful when using the Remote MySQL feature since it grants remote access to all MySQL databases present in the cPanel account.
Originally published Monday, August 24th, 2009 at 1:59 pm, updated August 28, 2009 and is filed under cPanel Support.

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