This article will assist you to enable remote access to MySQL server through Windows command prompt. However, the following steps can also be performed in MySQL command-line client or phpMyAdmin.
- Open command prompt. (Press Start + R, type cmd in Run box and hit Enter)
- At command prompt, navigate to path C:\Program Files\MySQL\MySQL Server 5.X\bin and run following command. It will prompt you for the password of MySQL root user. Enter password and MySQL prompt will be displayed.
mysql -u root -p
- At MySQL prompt, create a remote user account with root privileges, run the following commands.
GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON *.* TO 'USERNAME'@'IP' IDENTIFIED BY 'PASSWORD';USERNAME: Username you wish to connect to MySQL server.
IP: Public IP address from where you wish to allow access to MySQL server.
PASSWORD: Password of the username used.
IP can be replaced with % to allow user to connect from any IP address.
- Flush the previleges by following command and exit.
Looking for help on allowing Remote MySQL access on Linux Server? Do not forget to check our KB on How to Allow Remote Connection to MySQL Server in cPanel/WHM Server?