Hosting a MySQL/MariaDB Server On a VPS With Remote Access
Setup a MySQL/MariaDB server easily on Ubuntu VPS with remote access to use in your projects.
Database for your project
Most projects you create often need a database. If you prefer working with MySQL (or MariaDB), this is a guide on how to set it up on a ubuntu VPS and allow remote access.
I have been using Hetzner Cloud when hosting my VPS, and it has been working great. But any VPS will do.
So set up your VPS with Ubuntu and log in to it.
Always make sure it is up to date with
sudo apt update
2. Install MySQL or MariaDB
Install the necessary server depending on which language.
# MySQL sudo apt install mysql-server mysql-client # MariaDB sudo apt install mariadb-server mariadb-client
3. Remote bind-address
To enable remote connections, we need to remove the bind-address. Edit this file and remove/comment out
# MySQL sudo nano /etc/mysql/mysql.conf.d/mysqld.cnf # MariaDB sudo nano /etc/mysql/mariadb.conf.d/50-server.cnf
Restart the service with the following command.
# MySQL sudo systemctl restart mysql # MariaDB sudo systemctl restart mariadb
Log in to the root user.
# Without password sudo mysql -u root # With password sudo mysql -u root -p
6. Create a user
Create a user that will be used to access the server remotely.
CREATE USER 'your_username'@'%' IDENTIFIED BY 'your_password';
7. Grant privileges
You need to grant your user all privileges.
GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON *.* TO 'your_username'@'%';
To apply the changes, we need to do a
8. Quit and find IP
quit command to exit MySQL/MariaDB. Type in
ip a to get your IP that you will use to access your server.