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Connecting Remotely to Shared Hosting Databases

Our shared hosting environment lets you remotely connect to your account's databases.

However, there are a few stipulations to connecting to databases remotely:

To remotely connect to your database, you need to use database management software such as MySQL Query Browser, MySQL Workbench, or Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio Express.

Application Settings

All of these applications use similar settings. You can find your database's specific settings in Viewing Your Database's Details.

  • Host Name or Server — Your database's host name.
  • Port — If asked for the port, enter the following depending on the type of database you're connecting to:
    MySQL 3306
    MS SQL 1433
  • User Name — Your database's user name.
  • Password — Your database's password. If you've forgotten it, you can edit it from the database's Details page by clicking Reset.
  • Database — Your database's user name.
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