Remote SQL server is not working

I have two instances running in digital ocean.

Instance #1:

Running NodeJS MySQL grunt for web application.

    'connection': {
        'host': '`ip-address-for-instance-2`',
        'user': 'root',
        'password': '`password`'

Instance #2:

Running phpmyadmin by ‘instance-2-ip/phpmyadmin’

I had edit my.cnf bind address with my instance’s 2 IP address.


When I grunt my web application:

Error: connect ETIMEDOUT


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Hi @longsookeat,

Could you confirm if MySQL is installed on instance-2 and you only have Node js web app on instance-1?

Feel free to check the below tutorial which can guide you with allowing remote access to the MySQL database.

Regards, Rajkishore