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[resolved] Using external database for WordPress installation (6 posts)

  1. mcometa
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Everything is properly set up and ready except for the database. I am planning to use an externally hosted database for WordPress installation and I need help on how I can do this..

    Is this possible or not? Thanks, Mcometa

  2. Rhand
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I never did before. You would have to change localhost in your configuration file to the name of your external host. But often hosts don't open their mysql server to the internet for security reasons. Networking in mysql would have to be turned on and the port to the mysql server would have to be open.

  3. Samuel B
    moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I have done several set ups with external db's - no problems
    just give it a shot

  4. mcometa
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi guys, thanks for the reply. Tried it last night on my localhost connecting to an external database over the internet and it was a success. It seems that I've been using the incorrect parameters when trying to connect to that database. Oh I love WordPress! (Next to joomla :D)

  5. baalam
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Can you guys elaborate a little bit more on how to accomplish this?

    I have a client who has no access to data bases on the server an I want to connect their WP installation to one of my DB.

    Thank you!

  6. baalam
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Samboll can you share your knowledge on this topic?

    I really want to know how to hook up WP with external DB.

    Thank you in advance.

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