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IP of my database?

After installing software on my droplets, and installing things inside the software, it asked for a MySQL database. So I made a Digital Ocean database cluster, and make a new database, but it asks for the database IP? Where can I find the database’s address?

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Use nslookup and it will give you the server IP, in this example it would be 1.2.3.4

bash-5.1#  nslookup "mydbname-do-user-12345678-0.b.db.ondigitalocean.com"
Server:   192.168.0.1
Address:  192.168.0.1:53

Non-authoritative answer:
Name: "mydbname-do-user-12345678-0.b.db.ondigitalocean.com"
Address: 1.2.3.4

** server can't find "mydbname-do-user-12345678-0.b.db.ondigitalocean.com": NXDOMAIN

Hi there @callmehSpear,

The DigitalOcean Managed Databases come with a hostname rather than an IP address.

You can use the hostname of your Managed Database and your application would work fine as well.

You just need to keep in mind that the Managed Databases come with a custom port rather than the default one for MySQL so you need to make sure that you specify the correct port.

Regards, Bobby