Remote MySQL Access is accessible to all hosting accounts

January 22, 2014
Our development team has introduced a new feature in the Web Hosting Control Panel, providing easy-to-configure remote access to all MySQL databases within your hosting account.

This means you can now connect to your database(s) from an external host of your choice using your preferred MySQL Remote Access application.

To ensure the highest level of security for your communication with our MySQL database server, we have implemented an IP restriction. This restriction permits only your original IP address to establish a remote connection, effectively preventing unauthorized access by individuals attempting to crack your database login details from their own IP locations.

Please note that Remote MySQL access is included with all web hosting services utilizing the Hepsia Control Panel. However, for added security, it is disabled by default.

To enable access to a specific MySQL database from an external location, follow these steps:

1. Navigate to the Control Panel and go to the 'Databases' section, then select 'MySQL Databases.' Look for the 'Remote MySQL' icon in the table of MySQL databases.

2. A pop-up window will appear, showing the current IP address of the device accessing the Control Panel. You can modify this IP address to allow connections from the desired external location to your MySQL database.

3. In the 'Remote Access Time' field, you can set the duration during which the remote connection between your external host and the selected database will be active. The available options range from 1 hour to 3 months.

4. When configuring the remote connection from your PC or web server, use the MySQL host listed below the IP field as the connection destination.

5. Once you've finished configuring your remote connection settings, click on the 'Add IP address' button located on the right side.

A notification will confirm that the host has been added successfully.

This action will immediately enable remote access to the chosen MySQL database from the specified IP address.

Currently, the remote database access option is applicable only to MySQL databases. Remote access for PgSQL databases is still under development.