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How to enable remote access to MySQL database?

MySQL is a popular choice of database for using in web applications and is a central component of the widely used LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, Perl / PHP / Python) web application software stack.

Here is a step by step guide to allow remote access to MySQL database via DirectAdmin.

Step 1: Login to your [DirectAdmin]

Step 2: Click on [MySQL Management]

Select and click the Database you want to allow access.

Step 3: Enter your IP address in [Access Hosts] section then click [Add Host]

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If you are uncertain of your IP address, you can get it by visiting websites like