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Connect remotely to databases

Connecting remotely to a database lets you manage it using tools like MySQL Query Browser, MySQL Workbench, or Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio Express.

If you want to connect remotely to a database, you must enable Direct Database Access when setting it up1 — you cannot enable it later.

Note: Direct database connections do not support secured (SSL) connections.

Application Settings

Applications that connect remotely to databases use similar settings. You can find database's specific information using Viewing Your Database Details with Shared Hosting Accounts.

FieldWhat to enter...
Host Name or ServerYour database's host name
PortMySQL: 3306
MS SQL: 1433
UsernameThe database user's username
PasswordThe database user's password
DatabaseThe name of the database

1 Free Web Hosting accounts cannot enable Direct Database Access. To upgrade your hosting account, see Upgrading or Downgrading Your Hosting Account.