This following instructions set is only a simple guide. It is not meant to take the place of a professional. Do not use this guide as a configuration guide on a live web hosting application that may fail due to errors in configuration.
Does your website host let you connect directly to their database server using third-party software through cPanel or connect remotely to their database server? The answer is usually, No! Youmay ask yourself, why do I need to connect to my web hosting provider’s database server or why does it matter anyway? It matters if you need a remote secure connection to your web hosting provider’s database server. Or if you need a remote secure connection to your web hosting provider’s database server for third-party software integration. If you are having troubles with the above applications, please read the following instruction set.
I will show one way to connect remotely with your web hosting provider’s database server. You do this through your web hosting provider, a copy of Secure Shell (SSH) client software, and port forwarding application software. The solution to this application has many steps and is a bit difficult to configure, but this is what your website hosting provider will need. Below you will find detailed instructions explaining how to remotely connect to your web hosting provider’s database server using “Remote SSH client” software in your cPanel provided by your web hosting provider.