MySQL Remote Connection not working whatsoever

Hi, I’m trying to configure a remote user for my MySQL Database but it just isn’t working. I created the new user through the root account on PHPMyAdmin (with the “anyhost” aka “%” option) but every time I try to connect I just get the generic “HY000/2002 Connection Refused” error. I know this is a pretty broad question but I couldn’t find much online to help me out as most were just basic things (e.x. incorrect password or something). The firewall also allows connections from all IPs too, so I’m not sure why I can’t connect.

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Nevermind, it turns out I was trying to edit the wrong configuration file. If anyone else has this issue, make sure you edit /etc/mysql/mysql.conf.d/mysqld.cnf and comment out the bind-address line.

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