Remote Connection to phpMyAdmin DB in Droplet

I have set up my first Digital Ocean droplet and installed phpMyAdmin. I want to connect to a database in a Node JS app like so with the following credentials: const connection = mysql.createConnection({ user: , password: , host: , port: , database: , });

I’ve been following this article

It gives an example of opening up a config file with vim, where i should enter the above details and gives an example. This might sound like a stupid question, but am i simply creating credentials from scratch, or are they specific things, like what should the host be? I’m new to database hosting, so i’m uncertain about this

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Bobby Iliev
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September 5, 2023
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Hi there,

Is your Node.js service deployed on the same Droplet?

If so, as the PHPmyAdmin 1-Click installation comes with MySQL installed, you can just use the default credentials with localhost or as the host as the database service is running on that server as well.

Let me know how it goes!



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