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MySQL on a Windows 2003 dedicated server

Discussion in 'MySQL' started by Mr.President, Jun 9, 2010.

  1. Mr.President

    Mr.President New Member

    I bought a dedicated server and installed MySQL
    1. 3306 port is open
    2. Remote administration in allowed

    Now I wanna create a user to access a database in my server
    I created a user like this
    mysql> CREATE USER 'temp'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'some_pass';
    mysql> GRANT SELECT PRIVILEGES ON mydb.* TO 'temp'@'localhost';
    mysql> CREATE USER 'temp'@'%' IDENTIFIED BY 'some_pass';
    mysql> GRANT SELECT PRIVILEGES ON mydb.* TO 'temp'@'%';
    now how I am going to access the database remotely ? I wanna extract some
    information using php

    to connect I need details of the server ?
    $hostname = ;
    $user 'temp';
    $pass ='some_pass';

    #connection code....
    I am lil confused here that how my code will access the databse
    without a proper host name ! I tried to give my dedicated server IP
    but no use it din work !?

    can any 1 advice me on how to configure ?
  2. Mr.President

    Mr.President New Member

    sorry I couldn't edit this post
    another question ?

    therer are two IP's in the server
    1. dedicated server IP
    2. client IP

    which 1 I should use ?
  3. shabbir

    shabbir Administrator Staff Member

    Your host should be the IP address of your PC where MySQL server is installed.

    If you are connecting only through local network your local ip or else your global static IP
  4. Mr.President

    Mr.President New Member

    if I use ipconfig command and get the IP will that IP usefull for me to connect to the mysql server ?
  5. Mr.President

    Mr.President New Member

    also there are too many IP's !! how I am going to find out which IP is global ? any suggestions ?

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  6. shabbir

    shabbir Administrator Staff Member

    What is your PC name and you can use the name of your PC as well to connect if you are just connecting in LAN
  7. Mr.President

    Mr.President New Member

    :embarasse its not from LAN i am connecting from another web-host !
  8. shabbir

    shabbir Administrator Staff Member

    Then you need to have a static IP for the machine which your ISP can tell you.
  9. Mr.President

    Mr.President New Member

    thx shaab... I figured out there were two IP's one finishes like this xxx.xxx.xxx.xx2 next xxx.xxx.xxx.xx3

    I tried with the xxx.xxx.xxx.xx2 din work

    but later after seeing the ipconfig I used the second 1 xxx.xxx.xxx.xx3 it worked 4 me

    any way thx for helping ! shab

    BTW some hosting providers give host names like sb.hostingserver.com

    how they map to the db server ? is it a DNS ?

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