Using remote MySql database

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Using remote MySql database

Post by dotman »


A friend is changing hosts, but wants to keep using the database from his old host. How would I update the config file to reflect this and is this possible. Other than moving the forum files to the new host and updating the config for the remote DB, Is there anything else he should be concerned about? Thanks for any guidance.
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Re: Using remote MySql database

Post by stevemaury »

Very few hosts will allow remote access. So first check that. And what is the current value in config.php for $dbhost? Because if it is 'localhost' you would need a valid URL for the server.
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Re: Using remote MySql database

Post by abusedemailaddress »

And be prepared for some massive bandwidth charges, because remotely accessing an SQL database will use a lot of bandwidth.
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