Unable to access remote database from my localhost

  • Posted August 12, 2013

I current have a database on my VPS, I am trying to connect to it from my MacBook but unfortunately I am failing.

I have opened port 3306. I have also granted privileges for a user;

ON myDatabaseName.*
TO ‘root’@'myIP'

In my database configuration on my MacBook I have the following;

define('DB_NAME', 'myDatabaseName');
define('DB_USER', 'root');
define('DB_PASSWORD', 'Pa55word');
define('DB_HOST', 'vpsIP');

Unfortunately I am still receiving the error;

Error establishing a database connection

Am I doing something wrong?


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In <b>/etc/mysql/my.cnf</b>, what do you have currently for the <code>bind-address</code> parameter? I think it needs to be set to the public IP address of your droplet.

Thank-you Pablo, that was it! It was commented out.