Connecting to MySQL

In this guide, we will walk you through the steps to connect to a MySQL database using Outerbase.


Connecting to a MySQL Database in Outerbase

Before you begin you will need an Outerbase account, and an existing MySQL database.


Step 1: Click on Connect

To begin, click on the "Connect" button.


Step 2: Select Database Type

Next, select your database type. In this case, we are using MySQL.


Step 3: Click on Continue

Click on the "Continue" button to proceed.


Step 4: Get your Database Connection Details

Now, you need to enter your database information. Not sure how to get that? Follow one of our provider guides to walk you through it.


Step 5: Add Connection Details

You can either paste in the connection string, or you can paste each parameter individually, these include:

Host, Port, Database Name, Username, Password


To ensure secure access, you should whitelist the IPs. Copy the provided IPs and add them to your database's whitelist.


Step 7: Test Connection

After whitelisting the IPs, click on the "Test Connection" button.

If you have entered all the information correctly, you will see a successful connection message.


Step 8: Name your Base

Finally, give your database a name and click on the "Create Base" button.

Congratulations! You have successfully connected to a MySQL database using Outerbase.