What is my wordpress database remote host?

Posted March 18, 2021 229 views
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I’m importing my database to a discourse instance on a local environment, and need to connect to my wp database remotely.

@client =
username: "DB_USERNAME",
database: "DB_NAME",

I know the un, pw etc, but I can’t figure out what the remote host name would be.

Any ideas?

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Hello there,

Database Host – The hostname of your Database Server. A port number, Unix socket file path or pipe may be needed as well.

If the database you want to use is hosted on the same server/droplet you can put the following line in the wp-config.php

  • host: "localhost",

If the database is hosted externally you can enter the IP of the remote server, followed by the port of the MySQL instance.

Hope that this helps!