How to convert your VPS into a SQL database?

Hello, I was wondering in how I can turn my VPS into a SQL database and connect to it directly from the IP?

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In addition to what has already been mentioned, I just wanted to share a few tutorials that might be helpful:



Hi @waru4w1ru,

All you need to do is install your SQL instance - MySQL, MariaDB, POSTGRESQL, etc. allow your IP address to be able to connect and you should be able to connect to the Database using the IP address of your Droplet.