How to connect my ubuntu 16.04 vm to mysql database of another server?

VIrtual Machine Ubuntu 16.04

Details of the “another server” (Ubuntu 16.04.5 LTS (GNU/Linux 4.4.0-1065 aws ec2 server)

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I found a tutorial for this here:

It basically comes down to two steps, and that guide covers them well:

  1. Bind MySQL to instead of
  2. Create or edit MySQL user to be a remote user (ex. ‘user’@‘ipaddress’)