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Connecting Remotely to Shared Hosting Databases

Date Submitted: 11/5/15

If you want to connect remotely to the database on your shared hosting account (more info), how you enable it depends on the type of hosting you have (more info).

Type To Enable Remote Database Connections
Classic & Web You must enable Direct Database Access when setting it up — you cannot enable it later (more info).1
cPanel Remote connections are supported but must be enabled (more info).
Plesk Remote database connections for both MySQL and MS SQL are enabled by default.

1 Free Web Hosting accounts cannot enable Direct Database Access. To upgrade your hosting account, see Upgrading Your Hosting Account.

NOTE: Direct database connections do not support secured (SSL) connections.

How to Connect 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

Applications that connect remotely to databases use similar settings. You can find database's specific information using Viewing Your Database Details with Shared Hosting Accounts.

Field What to enter...
Host Name or Server Your database's host name
Port MySQL: 3306
MS SQL: 1433
Username The database user's username
Password The database user's password
Database The name of the database (for Web & Classic hosting, this is the same as the username)
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