By default remote access to MySQL database server is disabled for security reasons. However, some time you need to provide remote access to database server from home or a web server.
You need type the following commands which will allow remote connections.
Once connected you need to edit the MySQL server configuration file my.cnf.
* If you are using Debian Linux file is located at /etc/mysql/my.cnf location
* If you are using Red Hat Linux/Fedora/Centos Linux file is located at /etc/my.cnf location
* If you are using FreeBSD you need to create a file /var/db/mysql/my.cnf
# vi /etc/my.cnf
For example, if your MySQL server IP is 192.168.1.100 then entire block should be look like as follows:
user = mysql
pid-file = /var/run/mysqld/mysqld.pid
socket = /var/run/mysqld/mysqld.sock
port = 3306
basedir = /usr
datadir = /var/lib/mysql
tmpdir = /tmp
language = /usr/share/mysql/English
bind-address = 192.168.1.100
* bind-address : IP address to bind to.
* skip-networking : Don