Allow Remote MySQL Connections in cPanel

SimpleBackups founder

Laurent Lemaire

Co-founder, SimpleBackups

June 10th, 2020

By default, cPanel does not allow remote MySQL connections, which is a good thing as long as you don't need to.

If you are using cPanel and want to allow a remote IP to access your MySQL databases, then you will need to whitelist that IP (Enable Remote MySQL Connections).

Enabling Remote MySQL in cPanel

  1. Log in to cPanel.
  2. Under Databases, click the Remote MySQL icon shown below.

cPanel MySQL Remote IP

3. In the Host field, type in the IP address then click Add Host

cPanel MySQL Remote IP

Once you have added the IP address to Remote MySQL, you will be able to connect.

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