MySQL on a separate droplet

  • Posted on March 6, 2014
  • teamAsked by team


I currently have one droplet with ubuntu/lamp. In order to scale horizontally I would like to put MySQL on a dedicated droplet.

But I could not figure out where to start and how to secure the communication between the two droplets (ssh tunneling, vpn, …) while allowing communication between php on one side and MySQL on the other.

If someone have any guidance on this it would be great :) Thanks!

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Follow <a href=“”></a> on a new droplet and then secure it by configuring mysql to listen on the private network interface by editing <code>/etc/mysql/my.cnf</code> and setting bind-address to your private IP address. Finally, install a firewall on your droplet so that only your app server can connect to your MySQL server: <a href=“”></a>.

Not working, got 404 error when run mysql with different droplets.